Date Orange Bars
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Date Orange Bars
- 1/4 cup butter
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon grated orange rind
- 1 cup sifted flour
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon soda
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1/4 cup orange juice
- ½ cup walnuts
- ½ cup dates chopped
Cream butter and brown sugar fluffy
Add egg and orange peel, beat
Sift flour, baking powder and soda
Add to creamed mixture
Stir in milk, orange juice, walnuts and dates
Spread in greased 11x7x1½" pan
Bake 350° - 25 minutes
Cool - sprinkle with powdered sugar
Cut in 24 bars