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Florida Orange Nut Bars

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Health bars are always good to keep handy at home. Since my kids love oranges, i like to prepare Florida Orange Nut Bars. The oranges come together with the nuts in a delicious way. Any other creative combinations are welcome!
Ingredients
  Shortening 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Sugar 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Egg yolks 2
  Egg 1
  Orange juice 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
  Orange rind 1
  Orange rind 1 Tablespoon, grated
  Sifted cake flour 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Baking powder 2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Egg whites 2
  Pecan halves 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Grease a 15 x 9 1/2-inch pan.

MAKING
2) In a bowl, add the shortening and cream well.
3) Add in 1 cup sugar and cream till light and fluffy.
4) One at a time, add in the egg yolks and the whole egg, beating after each addition.
5) In a glass, combine orange juice and rind.
6) Combine and sift the flour, baking powder, and salt.
7) Add the mix to the shortening mix, alternating with the orange juice. Mix well after each addition.
8) Add into the baking pan and spread evenly.
9) Beat the egg whites till stiff.
10) Slowly add in the remaining half cup of sugar and continue beating till stiff and glossy.
11) Spread over the batter and top with pecan halves.
12) Place in the oven and bake at 350° F for 25 minutes.
13) Cut into 1 x 3-inch bars.
14) Cool and remove from the pan.

SERVING
15) Serve as a healthy snack.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Baked
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Nut, Orange
Interest: 
Everyday, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
25 Minutes
Ready In: 
55 Minutes

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