3/4 c. orange marmalade
1/2 c. pitted whole dates, chopped
1 c. packed brown sugar
1/2 c. butter
1 tsp. vanilla
1 3/4 c. all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 c. chopped walnuts
Combine marmalade and dates; set aside.
In mixer bowl, cream brown sugar, butter, and vanilla till fluffy.
Add eggs; beat well.
Stir together flour, baking soda, and salt.
Add to creamed mixture,
beating till combined.
Stir in nuts.
Spread TWO-THIRDS of the dough over bottom of ungreased 13x9x2in. baking pan.
Top with date mixture.
Drop remaining dough by spoonfuls evenly over date layer.
Bake in 350F oven for 20 - 25 min. Cool in pan.
Mks. about 24 squares