Lemon Twist Date Bars

I added the lemon peel and lemon extract to a recipe I found when looking for a way to use a package of dates.

Yield: 24 to-36 bars
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Lemon Twist Date Bars Recipe

  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter or margarine, melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon dried lemon peel
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon pure lemon extract
  • 2 cups chopped dates
  • 2 cups chopped nuts
  • 1 cup or more white chocolate and/or butterscotch chips
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Preparation Instructions

1. In mixing bowl, combine cake mix and brown sugar. Add melted butter, eggs, lemon peel, water and extract. Beat on medium speed for 2 min. Add dates and nuts
2. Spread in greased 9x13 pan. Bake 40-45 minutes, until edges are golden brown. Melt chips and drizzle lightly over bars. Let cool completely before cutting.

Yield: 24 to-36 bars
Helpful Hints

This can be served as a dessert with either whipped topping or warm lemon sauce instead of the melted chips on top. Small pieces as this is very rich!
These freeze well.


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