Glazed Orange Poppy Seed Bars Recipe

Glazed Orange Poppy Seed Bars Recipe

How To Make Glazed Orange Poppy Seed Bars

Something fresh and tangy, this poppy seed bars recipe is something you’d love to. Made of orange bars with orange and vanilla glaze.

Preparation: 30 minutes
Cooking: 40 minutes
Cool Time: 10 minutes
Total: 1 hour 20 minutes



For the Orange Bars:

  • 6tbspunsalted butter
  • 8ozwhite chocolate,coarsely chopped
  • ½cupgranulated sugar
  • 1juice and zest from orange
  • 2large eggs
  • 1tsppure vanilla extract
  • cupsall purpose flour,spoon and leveled
  • ½tspbaking powder
  • ¼tspsalt
  • 1tsppoppy seeds

For the Glaze:

  • 3tbspwhole milk
  • 2tbspfresh orange juice
  • 2cupsconfectioner’s sugar
  • 1tsppure vanilla extract
  • tspsalt
  • orange slices,for garnish, optional


  1. Melt the butter and white chocolate together in a medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly for about 5 minutes, or melt in a medium microwave-safe bowl in 20-second increments, stirring after each, in the microwave.

  2. Remove from the heat, pour into a large mixing bowl, and allow to slightly cool for 10 minutes.

  3. Adjust the oven rack to the lower third position and preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (177 degrees C). Line the bottom and sides of a 9-inch square baking pan with aluminum foil or parchment, leaving an overhang on all sides. Set aside.

  4. Whisk the granulated sugar into the cooled butter mixture. Whisk in the orange juice and zest, then the eggs. Whisk until the batter is completely smooth, then whisk in the vanilla.

  5. In a separate medium bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder, salt, and poppy seeds together. Gently fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients.

  6. Pour batter into the prepared baking pan and bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until the bars are lightly browned around the sides and on top.

  7. If you find they are browning too quickly on top, loosely cover the bars with aluminum foil. A toothpick inserted into the center of the bars should come out with very few moist crumbs when the bars are done.

  8. Allow the bars to cool completely in the pan set on a wire rack.


  1. Combine the glaze ingredients, except for the fresh orange slices, in a medium saucepan over low heat. Whisk until the glaze is smooth.

  2. Remove saucepan from heat and either pour glaze over the cooled pan of orange bars, then cut the bars into squares or keep the saucepan of glaze over low heat, cut the orange bars into squares, and dip each individually into the glaze.

  3. Garnish each square with orange. The glaze will set after about 10 minutes.


  • Calories: 274.16kcal
  • Fat: 9.80g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.77g
  • Trans Fat: 0.18g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 2.69g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.54g
  • Carbohydrates: 43.89g
  • Fiber: 1.11g
  • Sugar: 32.35g
  • Protein: 3.47g
  • Cholesterol: 37.96mg
  • Sodium: 90.03mg
  • Calcium: 63.11mg
  • Potassium: 126.16mg
  • Iron: 0.86mg
  • Vitamin A: 52.29µg
  • Vitamin C: 16.04mg
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