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Date Nut Bars

Date Nut Bars
A classic Holiday bar cookie, this crowd-pleasing favorite is packed with dates and pecans, and sprinkled with powdered sugar.
Prep Time:  20 minutes
Cook Time:  30-35 minutes
Servings:  24 bars

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Ingredients

1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/8 tsp. Salt
4 EGGS, room temperature
1 cup packed dark brown sugar
1/4 cup orange juice
2 Tbsp. freshly grated orange peel
1-1/2 cups chopped pitted dates (about 8 oz.)
1-1/2 cups chopped pecans (about 6 oz.)

Directions

Step 1 HEAT oven to 350°F. MIX flour, baking powder and salt in small bowl.
Step 2 BEAT eggs and sugar in mixer bowl with whisk attachment on high speed until light and fluffy, 5 to 10 minutes. ADD orange juice and peel; beat well. Reduce speed to low. ADD flour mixture gradually, mixing just until combined after each addition. ADD dates and pecans; stir gently until evenly distributed.
Step 3 SPREAD batter in greased and floured 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan. BAKE in 350°F oven until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean, 30 to 35 minutes. COOL in pan on wire rack 10 minutes. CUT into 24 bars, about 2-1/4 x 2 inches each.

Insider Info

Remember to grate the peel before juicing the orange.

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Nutrition Information

Per Serving

Calories: 131

Total Fat: 6 g
    Saturated fat: 1 g
    Polyunsaturated fat: 2 g
    Monounsaturated fat: 3 g

Cholesterol: 31 mg
Sodium: 34 mg
Carbohydrates: 19 g
Dietary Fiber: 2 g
Protein: 2 g
Vitamin A: 52.9 IU
Vitamin D: 6.8 IU
Folate: 12.7 mcg
Calcium: 29.2 mg
Iron: 0.6 mg
Choline: 24.9 mg

Vitamin C: 1.7 mg
Vitamin E: 0.3 IU
Trans Fat: 0 g
Sugars: 15 g
Potassium: 120.4 mg
Magnesium: 15 mg
Selenium: 4.1 mcg
Phosphorus: 54.3 mg
Vitamin B12: 0.1 mcg
Vitamin K: 0.5 mcg
Vitamin B6: 0.1 mg
Copper: 0.1 mg
Vitamin B1 - Thiamin: 0.1 mg
Manganese: 0.4 mg
Zinc: 0.5 mg
Vitamin B2 - Riboflavin: 0.1 mg
Vitamin B3 - Niacin: 0.8 mg
Omega 3: 0.1 g
Omega 6: 1.6 g

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