Orange Bars

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Orange Bars

These have always been popular during Lenten gatherings. Ingredients (Contributor: Greg)
Course: Dessert

Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2/3 cup corn oil
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • grated zest from 1 orange
  • 1/2 cup dark raisins
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans

Instructions

  • Sift dry ingredients twice.
  • In bowl combine oil, sugar, orange juice, and orange zest.
  • Slowly add to dry ingredients stirring well.
  • Add nuts and raisins and mix well.
  • Pour into greased and floured 13x9 pan. Bake at 350 degrees 30-45 minutes.
  • Watch carefully after 30 minutes for browning. If need be cover loosely w/ foil.
  • Cool.
  • Sift together some powdered sugar and cinnamon on cooled bars.
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2 Responses

  • These were real good – everyone at church liked them. I bake a lot & changed the recipe, however – 2 c flour, 1 1/2 tsp b pdr, 1 tsp b soda, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp sea salt, 3/4 c sunflower oil, 1/2 cup sugar, 1/3 c raw honey, 1/2 c OJ, 1/2 c raisins, 1/2 c walnuts. For frosting I used: 3/4 c soy-free Earth Balance, 2/3 c raw honey (not melted), 1/2 tsp vanilla, 1 c + 2 Tb tapioca flour, 1 Tb OJ (whip together). Thank you for recipe. Christ is risen!

    • So glad you enjoyed them! Thank you for letting me know how you changed the recipe – I will try that out. Indeed He is risen!

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