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Candy Orange Slice and Date Bars

Ingredients

Filling

  • 1/2 pound dates, cut fine
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 cup water
  • 12 candy orange slices, finely cut

Batter

  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda, dissolved in 3 tablespoon hot milk
  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

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Instructions

  1. Filling: Cook dates, sugar, flour, butter and water in a saucepan until thick.
  2. Remove from heat and add orange slices. Cool.
  3. Batter: Mix together well. Place half of batter in a 10 x 15 x 1-inch jellyroll pan that has been greased and floured.
  4. Cover with the filling.
  5. Spread remaining batter on top.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30 to 35 minutes.
  7. Frost with confectioners' sugar frosting.