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Chinese chews

Updated: November 5, 2010 8:58PM


2/3 cup sifted flour

3/4 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 cup chopped walnuts

1 cup pitted dates, finely chopped

1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed

2 eggs, well-beaten

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Confectioners' sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 8-inch square baking pan; set aside.

In a large bowl, sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Add walnuts, dates and brown sugar. Add eggs and vanilla and blend well. Pour mixture into a greased 8-inch-square baking pan.

Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and cut into squares while still hot. When cool, dust liberally with confectioners' sugar.

Paula Hyman, Skokie

Nutrition facts per serving: 164 calories, 6 g fat, 1 g saturated fat, 27 mg cholesterol, 28 g carbohydrates, 3 g protein, 104 mg sodium, 1 g fiber

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