Fruit and Nut Bars

3/4 cup chopped pitted dates
1/2 cup sliced almonds, toasted if desired
1/4 cup finely chopped dried apricots
1/2 tsp. grated orange rind (optional)
1/4 cup margarine or butter
1/3 cup corn syrup
1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
6 cups Kellogg's Corn Flakes cereal
approx. 24 bars
Mix dates, almonds, apricots and orange rind; set aside.
In large saucepan over low heat, melt margarine.
Stir in corn syrup and sugar.
Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until sugar is dissolved and mixture comes to a full boil.
Remove from heat.
Stir in vanilla.
Add cereal and reserved fruit-nut mixture, stirring until evenly coated.
Press mixture firmly and evenly into greased 9" square pan.
When partially cool, cut into bars.
Cool completely.