• Coat a 15x10-1-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.

  • In a small bowl, combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and baking soda.

  • Place dates in a small bowl and pour boiling water over them. Let stand for 10 minutes. Drain well.

  • In a small mixing bowl, beat eggs with an electric mixer on high speed until frothy. Add brown sugar and drained dates, beating until mixture is well mixed. Stir in evaporated milk.

  • Add flour mixture to egg mixture, stirring with a wooden spoon to mix well. Stir in nuts. Pour batter into prepared pan.

  • Bake in a 350 degree F oven about 20 minutes or until top springs back when touched lightly with finger. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack.

  • In a small bowl, combine powdered sugar, margarine or butter, orange peel, and orange juice; stir until smooth. Spread bars with icing. Cut into bars. Makes 50.


Cool bars but do not ice. Wrap and freeze up to 1 month. Add icing after thawing.

Nutrition Facts

61 calories; 1 g total fat; 9 mg cholesterol; 20 mg sodium. 12 g carbohydrates; 0 g protein;