Date: Date Bars with Orange Icing

posted by Linda in MO 01-22-103 12:48 PM

* Exported from MasterCook *
Date Bars with Orange Icing
Recipe By :Hometown Cooking, Feb. 2000, pg. 82
Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
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Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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1/2 cup chopped dates
1 cup boiling water
1 cup flour
1 t. baking powder
1/2 t. cinnamon
1/4 t. baking soda
2 eggs
1 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 cup evaporated fat-free milk
1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts -- toasted

Orange Icing:
2 cups sifted powdered sugar
2 T. softened butter
1/2 t. fresh orange zest (or more to taste)*
2 T. fresh orange juice

Coat a 15x10x1 inch baking pan with Pam and preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Place dates in a small bowl and pour boiling water over them. Let stand for 10 minutes. Drain well.

Meanwhile combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and baking soda in a small bowl.

In another bowl, beat eggs with an electric mixer on high speed until frothy. Add brown sugar and drained dates, beating until mixture is well mixed. Stir in evaporated milk.

Add flour mixture to egg mixture, stirring with a wooden spoon (or rubber spatula) to mix well. Stir in nuts. Pour batter into prepared pan.

Bake for about 20 minutes or until top springs back when touched lightly with a finger. Cool completely in pan on wire rack.

To make the icing, combine all ingredients and stir until smooth. Spread bars with orange icing.

Makes 25 bars

122 calories, 2 g. fat, 0 g. fiber

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