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Chocolate-Prune Bars

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Ingredients
  Pitted cooked prunes 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Granulated sugar 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Water 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Orange juice 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Sifted all purpose flour 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Brown sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Nutmeg 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Soft shortening 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Uncooked rolled oats 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Semisweet chocolate chips 6 Ounce
  Grated orange rind 1 Tablespoon
  Milk 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
Directions

Combine first 4 ingredients, and cook in saucepan until mixture thickens, about 10 minutes.
Cool.
Measure flour, sugar, salt and nutmeg into bowl, and cut in shortening until texture is that of coarse meal.
Add oats, chocolate chips, rind and milk.
Mix lightly.
Pack 1/2 the oat mixture into greased 8-inch square pan.
Cover with prune mixture, and spread remaining oat mixture over top.
Press down well, and bake at 325 °F. 50—60 minutes.
Cool, and cut in bars.
For thinner bars use 8" x 10" pan, and bake at 350°F. 35-40 minutes.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Canadian
Course: 
Breakfast
Method: 
Baked
Interest: 
Party

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