Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Orange Bars

These soft bars from Your Homebased Mom have fresh orange zest in the bars and the icing making it pretty and delicious and very easy!

Orange Bars
2 c. sugar
1½ c. flour
1 t. salt
1 c. unsalted butter, softened
4 large eggs, room temperature
2 t. orange extract
2 t. orange zest, divided
Icing:
1 c. confectioners' sugar
2 T. orange juice
 
Preheat oven to 350ยบ. Spray a 9x13-inch pan with nonstick cooking spray.
 
Combine sugar, flour and salt in a large bowl. Add butter, eggs, orange extract and 1 teaspoon orange zest. Beat at medium speed until well blended.
 
Spread batter into prepared pan. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until golden brown and set in the center.
 
Combine confectioners' sugar, orange juice and remaining 1 teaspoon orange zest in a small bowl and pour over bars. Cool completely before cutting into squares.

 

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