Orange Slices Bars

1 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. butter
2 eggs (beaten)
1-3/4 c. flour
1 tsp. soda
1 tsp. vanilla
1 c. coconut
1/2 c. dates, cut into large chunks
15 candy orange slices (big size), cut up
1/2 c. white sugar
2 T. flour

Mix brown sugar and butter. Add eggs. Add flour, soda, vanilla and coconut. Press 3/4 of mixture into 9×13 pan. In bowl, add dates, orange slices, sugar and flour. Pour over 1 cup boiling water. Mix and pour over cake. Take remainder of dough and put on top in small pieces. Take a few orange slices (cut thin) and put on top of balls. Bake at 350ยบ for 30 minutes or longer.

Recipe Submitted by Val Peters, Sauk Centre, MN