1001 Orange Date Nut Bars

1001 Orange Date Nut Bars

Tart, sweet and easy to make with our Cookie Starter Mix!


2 dozen squares


  • 3 cups Domino® Sugar 1001 Cookie Starter Mix
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange zest
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup chopped dates
  • 1 cup finely chopped walnuts or pecans
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • Garnish with Domino® Granulated Sugar or frost with Orange Cream Cheese Frosting

Orange Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1 (4 oz) pkg cream cheese, softened
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange zest
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 (1 lb) box Domino® Confectioners Sugar


Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 9x13-inch baking pan and set aside.

In a large bowl, combine cookie mix, orange zest, orange juice and eggs; slowly pour in water and milk, and blend well. Stir in dates and nuts.

Bake for 25 minutes. While still warm, cut into 24 squares, and sprinkle with granulated sugar. If using frosting, let cool completely and spread frosting evenly before cutting into squares.

Orange Cream Cheese Frosting

In a large bowl with electric mixer, combine butter and cream cheese; beat until smooth. Gradually mix in orange zest, orange juice and vanilla. Slowly add in confectioners' sugar. Beat at medium speed 1-2 minutes, until creamy.


Click here for the Domino® Sugar 1001 Cookie Starter Mix.