Date nut bars (c&h)

Yield: 48 Bars

Measure Ingredient
1 cup All-purpose flour
2 teaspoons Baking powder
¼ teaspoon Salt
1 cup Chopped dates
1 cup Chopped walnuts
5 \N Eggs; separated
1 cup C and H Brown Sugar; packed
1 teaspoon Vanilla
\N \N C and H Powdered Sugar

Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in bowl. Add dates and nuts and toss until well-coated and separated. Set aside. Beat egg yolks until thick (about 3 minutes). Gradually beat in sugar and vanilla.

Blend in date-nut mixture. Beat egg whites until stiff; fold into batter. Pour into 15 by 10 by 1 inch greased and floured pan. Spread evenly. Bake in 325 degree oven 30 minutes until light brown. Cool.

Cut into 48 bars and roll in powdered sugar.

Reprinted with permission from _From our Private Collection_ From the C and H Sugar Kitchen Electronic format by Karen Mintzias

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