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Chewy Orange-Date Bars

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

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  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 20 min
  • Servings 48

Ingredients

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

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LOCATION

Directions

  • 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.

EXPERT TIPS

Expert Tips

Sprinkle the top of these bars with powdered sugar for an extra-special touch.

You can chop whole pitted dates or buy chopped dates.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
120
(
Calories from Fat
60),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
7%
(Saturated Fat
2 1/2g,
2 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
20mg
20%;
Sodium
90mg
90%;
Total Carbohydrate
14g
14%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
8g
8%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
2%;
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.

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