Date Nut 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.)

    Yields: 24 bars

  • Nutritional Information

    Per Bar (1/24 of recipe)

    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


  1. HEAT oven to 350°F. MIX flour, baking powder and salt in small bowl.

  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.

  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

A classic Holiday bar cookie, this crowd-pleasing favorite is packed with dates and pecans, and sprinkled with powdered sugar.

Remember to grate the peel before juicing the orange.