Tuesday, October 12, 2010

ORANGE SLICE BARS

This old recipe is from Kansas where it was popular in the '40s and '50s.

2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 lb orange slice candy, chopped
1 lb brown sugar
4 eggs, slightly beaten
1 tbsp water
1 cup chopped nuts, optional
1 tsp cinnamon
powdered sugar
1/2 cup orange juice

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Combine the flour and salt in a large bowl. Toss the orange candy in the mixture to coat it well. Add the brown sugar, eggs, water, cinnamon, and nuts, if using*. Mix well and spread in a lightly greased 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 40 minutes. Remove from oven. Stir enough powdered sugar into the orange juice to make an drizzle consistency. Drizzle over the still hot bars.


Note from Linda: With the amount of sugar in this recipe, I recommend adding the nuts. Nuts help to counteract sugar.

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