I added the lemon peel and lemon extract to a recipe I found when looking for a way to use a package of dates.
24 to-36 bars
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.
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.
This recipe was provided by Laurel G from Keota