My Reviews (6)

Buttery Orange Date Bars

This recipe makes deliciously moist date bars accented with orange peel and a buttery orange icing. A big hit with the whole family.
Reviews (6)

08 Nov 2006
Reviewed by: Michael
Thanks Michele! These bars were just delicious. The frosting is a big part of their appeal for me. I added Cinnamon, Cardamom, Nutmeg and Cloves to the batter to make them Orange Spice Date Bars.
(Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
23 Dec 2005
Reviewed by: JESSICA1467
Excellent flavor and fairly easy to prepare. I have never made or eaten date bars before so I can't say how the date flavor comes through, but I thought they were very tasty as did my whole family. I ommited the orange zest in both the bars and frosting as I just don't care for zest. I increased the amount of OJ in the batter by a couple of tablespoons instead. The batter is very much the consistancy of a thick pancake batter. The recipe didn't state when to add the pecans so I mixed them in last. I put it in a glass pan instead of the jelly roll pan because I think it would have spilled over. The recipe for the frosting makes way too much. Half to 2/3 of the recipe would have been enough. I also added two tablespoons of milk to make it creamy before adding the OJ. These were very good and I will definately make them again.
(Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
27 Aug 2010
Reviewed by: SEEMA21
very nice cake bars but added anise seeds to it which made it very tasty. so thats why i am giving it fours stars, and also had to cut the sugar back to a little more than half.
(Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
21 Dec 2005
Reviewed by: TERRYFBURK
Very easy. Very Good.
(Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
25 Jan 2010
Reviewed by: mrs. kosmos
This is to die for good. The cake part is yum by itself, but the frosting takes it from good to amazing. I followed the recipe exactly.
(Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
20 Mar 2011
Reviewed by: sportyc
Great recipe! I made it without any sugar by substituting apple juice for the water. I am also gluten free so I used almond meal in place of the flour. It was delicious!
(Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


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