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Dried Fruit & Nut Bars

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  Eggs 2
  Firmly packed brown sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Vanilla 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Butter/Margarine 3 Tablespoon, melted
  All purpose flour 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Baking powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Grated orange peel 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Finely chopped walnuts 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Finely chopped pitted dates 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Powdered sugar 1 Tablespoon

In a medium sized bowl, beat eggs until foamy; then beat in sugar, vanilla, and butter.
Stir in flour, baking powder, salt, and orange peel; then mix in nuts and fruit.
Spread batter evenly in a 9 inch square baking dish.
Shield each corner with a 2 inch triangle of foil.
Microwave on MEDIUM (50%) for 6 minutes, rotating dish 1/4 turn after 3 minutes.
Microwave on HIGH (100%) for 4 to 6 minutes, removing foil shields after 2 minutes.
Cookies should spring back when lightly pressed in center; moist spots, when touched, should come off on your finger and cookies underneath should be dry.
Cover with wax paper and let stand for 15 minutes.
Cut into 1 by 2 inch bars while still warm.
Let cool in dish, then dust each bar with powdered sugar.

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Everyday, Healthy

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Dried Fruit & Nut Bars Recipe