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Chewy Orange-Date Bars

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

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

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

Steps

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  • 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

  • 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

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
120
Calories from Fat
60
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
10%
Saturated Fat
2 1/2g
12%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
20mg
7%
Sodium
90mg
4%
Potassium
75mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
14g
5%
Dietary Fiber
1g
4%
Sugars
8g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%
2%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
2%
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 Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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