Chewy Orange-Date Bars

Chewy Orange-Date Bars

Use yellow cake mix to create citrus-flavored bars loaded with chewy dates and crunchy walnuts.

Prep Time

15

Minutes

Total Time

2:20

Hrs:Mins

Makes

48

bars

1
box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® yellow cake mix
3/4
cup quick-cooking oats
3/4
cup butter or margarine, melted
1
tablespoon grated orange peel
3
eggs
2
cups chopped dates (from two 8-oz packages)
2
cups chopped walnuts
  1. Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Spray bottom and sides of 15x10x1-inch pan with baking spray with flour.
  2. In large bowl, beat cake mix, oats, butter, orange peel and eggs with electric mixer on medium speed about 1 minute or until batter is thick. Stir in dates and walnuts. Spread in pan.
  3. Bake 22 to 26 minutes or until top is golden brown and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool on cooling rack 10 minutes. Run knife around sides of pan to loosen bars. Cool completely, about 1 hour 30 minutes. For bars, cut into 8 rows by 6 rows. Store covered.
Makes 48 bars
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Sprinkle the top of these bars with powdered sugar for an extra-special touch.
You can chop whole pitted dates or buy chopped dates.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Bar)
  • Calories 120
    • (Calories from Fat 60),
  • Total Fat 7g
    • (Saturated Fat 2 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 20mg;
  • Sodium 90mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 14g
    • (Dietary Fiber 1g,
    • Sugars 8g),
  • Protein 1g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1/2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.