Orange Date Bars

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READY IN: 45mins
SERVES: 32
YIELD: 32 bars
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F, then grease a 15"x10" baking pan.
  • In a saucepan, combine dates, brown sugar, water & butter, then bring to boil, reduce heat & simmer 5 minutes or until dates are softened, stirring occasionally.
  • Remove from heat & stir in chocolate chips.
  • In a mixing bowl, beat eggs, milk & orange juice.
  • In another mixing bowl, combine flour, baking soda & salt, then ALTERNATELY add this dry mixture AND the orange juice mixture to the date mixture, mixing well after each addition.
  • Stir in the walnuts, then pour into the prepared baking pan.
  • Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Remove from oven & let cool on a wire rack.
  • For the glaze, in a mixing bowl, combine powdered sugar, butter & orange zest, then stir in milk a little at a time until glaze reaches desired consistency. Spread over the cooled base before cutting.into bars.
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