Recipes and Cooking Blood Orange Bars 3.8 (29) Refreshing and sweet all at once, our Blood Orange Bars recipe will make you rethink your definition of citrus bars. (Hint: They don't just come flavored by lemons!) Dust with powdered sugar for added sweetness. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on November 30, 2012 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Blaine Moats Prep Time: 30 mins Bake Time: 35 mins Total Time: 1 hrs 5 mins Servings: 16 Yield: 16 bars Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 1 cup all-purpose flour 3 tablespoon powdered sugar ¼ teaspoon salt ⅓ cup butter 1 cup granulated sugar 2 eggs 2 teaspoon finely shredded blood orange peel or orange peel ⅔ cup fresh blood orange juice or orange juice 2 drops red food coloring (optional) 2 tablespoon all-purpose flour ¼ teaspoon salt Powdered sugar Directions Preheat oven to 350°F. Line an 8x8x2-inch baking pan with foil, extending the foil over the edges of the pan. Grease foil; set aside. For crust, in a large bowl stir together the 1 cup flour, the 3 tablespoons powdered sugar, and the 1/4 teaspoon salt. Using a pastry blender, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Press mixture evenly and firmly into the bottom of the prepared pan. Bake about 15 minutes or until light golden around the edges. In a medium bowl whisk together the granulated sugar, eggs, orange peel, orange juice, and food coloring (if using) until smooth. Stir in the 2 tablespoons flour and the 1/4 teaspoon salt. Pour orange mixture over the hot crust. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until set. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack. Use foil to lift uncut bars out of pan. Place on a cutting board. Cut into bars. Dust bars with powdered sugar*. To Store: Place bars in a single layer in an airtight container; cover. Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. *Note: Place a snowflake- or other-shape stencil on each bar before dusting with the powdered sugar. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 138 Calories 5g Fat 23g Carbs 2g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 16 Calories 138 % Daily Value * Total Fat 5g 6% Saturated Fat 3g 15% Cholesterol 33mg 11% Sodium 116mg 5% Total Carbohydrate 23g 8% Total Sugars 16g Protein 2g Vitamin C 5.3mg 27% Calcium 10.1mg 1% Iron 0.5mg 3% Potassium 41mg 1% Folate, total 24.2mcg Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.