Orange Slice Cookie Bar

A wonderful dessert that’s just the perfect balance between sweet decadence and wholesome, old-fashioned goodness.

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Orange Slice Cookie Bar
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 24
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A wonderful dessert that's just the perfect balance between sweet decadence and wholesome, old-fashioned goodness.
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup walnuts or pecans
  • 1 lb orange candy slices, cut into fine pieces
  1. Mix sliced candies with flour and stir to coat each slice.
  2. Add nuts, brown sugar and eggs (beaten) along with the vanilla, cinnamon, salt and baking powder.
  3. Spread on greased cookie sheet.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.
  5. Cool in pan.
  6. Cut into squares and sprinkle with confectioners' sugar (sifted) if you like.
  7. Makes about 24 squares.
This hand-written recipe was found scribbled down in one of Mama Peggy's many notebooks of quotes and recipes. [singlepic id=72 w=150 float=center]
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 Calories: 216 Fat: 4.3 g Saturated fat: 0.6 g Unsaturated fat: 2.6 g Carbohydrates: 49.1 g Sugar: 37.1 g Fiber: 0.7 g Protein: 2.9 g Cholesterol: 30.8 mg


Peggy Chaney was best known as cook and co-owner of Peggy's Restaurant in Kings Mountain, North Carolina (which she and her sister, Loretta, ran for over two decades). You can find her pages on Google+, Twitter and Facebook. One of eleven siblings, she was the daughter of a Baptist preacher, and was well remembered for her kind spirit and regard for others. Her genuine warmth and grace is sorely missed.

4 Responses to Orange Slice Cookie Bar

  1. Mary Halford December 22, 2016 at 11:46 pm #

    My mother made these orange slice cookie bars every Christmas. They are a favorite at my house. I found a hand written recipe for them that she had sent me over forty years ago. It is almost identical to yours but she did not put cinnamon in them . Made some tonight. Brings back so many good memories

  2. Kevin December 15, 2012 at 5:46 am #

    That sounds delicious!

  3. Lr December 8, 2012 at 9:16 am #

    Your recipe is delicious, but i kept thinking there was coconut involved with the ones from my memory. I found my recipe and managed to decipher through the water damage:

    Orange Slice Cookie Bar (Aunt Dode)

    1 C. orange candy slices, shredded
    1/2 C nuts
    4 eggs, well beaten
    1 tsp salt
    2 C brown sugar
    1 tsp cinnamon
    1 T butter
    2 tsp baking powder
    1 T cold water (2 t. vanilla?)
    2 cups flour
    Cream brown sugar & butter. Add eggs, then sifted together dry ingredients. Add nuts and floured, shredded orange slices. Put into greased shallow pan. Bake 30 min in moderate (350ºF) oven. After done, put on topping.


    3T melted butter
    1/2 C brown sugar
    1/2 C coconut
    2 T cream
    Mix together. Put on slightly cooled bars. Put back in oven until slightly browned. Cool and slice into bars.

  4. Lr November 24, 2012 at 2:11 am #

    omigawd! this sounds like “Aunt Dode’s Orange Slice Bars”, a recipe i lost a long time ago, but remember fondly from the 1950s… Aunt Dode was my mother’s great aunt who left many delicious recipes. I think she died in the 1950s at advanced age. It’s such fun to find this online, with another rich family history
    thank YOU

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