Glazed Orange Date Squares Recipe
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Glazed Orange Date Squares Recipe

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Notes Cincinnati, Ohio field editor Ruth Stoops, "Orange, chocolate and chewy dates make a memorable combination."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:36 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 36 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/4 cups chopped dates
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • ORANGE GLAZE:
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 1/3 cup milk

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 175 calories, 8 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 23 mg cholesterol, 107 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a saucepan, combine the dates, sugar, water and butter. Simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until dates are softened. Remove from heat; stir in chocolate chips.
  2. Beat eggs, milk and orange juice. Combine flour, baking soda and salt; add to date mixture alternately with orange juice mixture, mixing well after each addition. Stir in walnuts. Pour into a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan.
  3. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool. Combine confectioners' sugar, butter and orange peel; stir in milk until glaze reaches desired consistency. Spread over bars. Yield: 3 dozen.
Originally published as Glazed Orange Date Squares in Taste of Home October/November 1997, p67

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 175 calories, 8 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 23 mg cholesterol, 107 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.

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