Orange Gumdrop Bars

It’s time for a new Baldwin family recipe from the book prepared by the Baldwin Congregational Church, located in Baldwin, Michigan. These are recipes that have been passed down, and are now available for everyone!


We are still in the bar cookies portion, and today’s are Orange Gumdrop Bars. I don’t know that I’ve had these, but they sound wonderful!


Attached photo may not match completed recipe:


What you’ll need:

15 Orange gumdrop slices, cut up

1 cup dates, cut up

1/2 cup sugar

2 1/2 TBSP flour

1 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup Oleo (butter)

2 beaten eggs

1 TSP vanilla

1/2 cup nut meats

1 TSP soda

1 3/4 cup flour


Mix the gumdrops, dates, sugar, and 2 1/2 tablespoons flour. Pour 1 cup hot water over all. Cook until the gumdrops are transparent. Stir all the time. Let cool.

Cream together brown sugar, oleo, eggs, soda, 1 3/4 cups flour, vanilla, and nut meats. Pour half of batter into a 9 x 13 inch pan. Pour orange mixture over top. Add rest of batter over top. Bake 20 to 30 minutes at 350 degrees. Glaze top. Cut into squares.

This recipe was provided by Marvel Kinney.

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