Orange Oat Date Bars

Orange Oat Date Bars

Prize-Winning Recipe 2010! Oatmeal cookie mix makes quick work of rich date bars with a citrus twist.

Prep Time

20

Minutes

Total Time

3:00

Hrs:Mins

Makes

20

bars

1
package (8 oz) chopped dates (1 1/2 cups)
1 3/4
cups orange juice
1/3
cup packed brown sugar
1
cup coarsely chopped pecans
1
pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker® oatmeal cookie mix
1/2
cup plus 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
1/2
teaspoon powdered sugar
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Spray bottom and sides of 9-inch square baking pan. In medium saucepan, combine dates and orange juice. Cook over medium-low heat for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in brown sugar; gently simmer an additional 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; stir in pecans. Set aside.
  2. In large bowl, stir cookie mix and melted butter with fork until mixture is crumbly. Press 2/3 of mixture into bottom of pan. Pour date mixture over crust in pan. Sprinkle with remaining cookie mixture.
  3. Bake 30 to 40 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely, about 2 hours. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. For bars, cut into 5 rows by 4 rows. Store covered at room temperature.
Makes 20 bars
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Special Touch
Serve warm as dessert squares topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Bar)
  • Calories 250
    • (Calories from Fat 100),
  • Total Fat 11g
    • (Saturated Fat 4g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 15mg;
  • Sodium 135mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 35g
    • (Dietary Fiber 1g,
    • Sugars 23g),
  • Protein 2g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1 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;
    • 2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.