Extramoist Medjool dates act as the binding agent in these snacks. A can of beans makes a handy weight.

Dana McCauley
Recipe by Cooking Light November 2004

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Recipe Summary

Yield:
20 servings (serving size: 1 square)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350°.

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  • Combine the first 3 ingredients in a medium bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add walnuts; toss to coat. Arrange walnuts in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 8 minutes or until toasted.

  • Combine dates and orange rind. Line a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan with plastic wrap, allowing plastic wrap to extend 2 inches over edge of pan. Firmly press one-third of date mixture into bottom of pan; top with half of walnuts. Repeat layers once, ending with dates. Fold overhanging plastic wrap over the top. Place a heavy weight on plastic wrap, and let stand overnight. Remove weight; invert loaf onto a serving plate. Discard plastic wrap. Cut into squares.

Nutrition Facts

81 calories; calories from fat 33%; fat 3g; saturated fat 0.3g; mono fat 0.4g; poly fat 2.1g; protein 1.1g; carbohydrates 14.2g; fiber 1.8g; cholesterol 0mg; iron 0.4mg; sodium 0.5mg; calcium 12mg.
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