What makes this date bar unusual is the orange flavor that blends so well with the tart cherries. Adapted from a recipe on food.com, try adding your favorite addition like walnuts and coconut. Serve with vanilla ice cream drizzled with FruitFast Liquid Mixed Berry or CherryFlex for a dynamite dessert duo.
8 ounces pitted dates, chopped
3/4 cup orange juice, divided
1/2 cup Brownwood Acres dried tart cherries, divided
1 Tbsp orange zest (optional)
1 1/2 cups quick-cooking oats
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup brown sugar, packed
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/3 cup reduced-calorie butter or margarine, melted
2 Tbsp honey
Cook dates with 1/2 cup juice, in saucepan, 5 minute or until thickens. Stir in remaining juice, 1/3 cup Brownwood Acres dried cherries, and orange peel. Combine sugar and honey in bowl. Add oats flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt in bowl.
Slowly add margarine until combined. Press 2/3 of oat mixture onto bottom of 8″ or 9″ square pan. Spread date filling over crust. Stir remaining 1/4 cup dried cherries into oat mixture. Cover filling with crust. Press down firmly.
Bake at 375 for 25 minutes or until lightly brown.
Let cool and cut into squares.
Yield: 16 bars(0) Comments | Post a Comment