Friday, December 22, 2006

Chocolate Date Squares

I found this recipe in a Company's Coming Christmas collection. They are very easy to make, despite the somewhat lengthy list of ingredients, and are always popular.

Square Ingredients

1 egg
1/4 cup margarine, melted
1/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup orange juice
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped dates

Square Instructions

Beat egg in large bowl. Add margarine, sugar, brown sugar, salt, flour, and baking soda, combining well after each addition. Add milk and orange juice, combining well. Add walnuts, chocolate chips, and dates. Pour batter into a greased 8-inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees for about 25 minutes. Allow to cool completely before frosting.

Frosting Ingredients

1 cup icing sugar
2 tablespoons margarine, softened
1 1/2 tablespoons orange juice
1/4 teaspoon dry orange rind

Frosting Instructions

Beat together margarine and orange juice. Add icing sugar until desired consistency is reached. Stir in orange rind. Spread over cooled squares.

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