Made in a shallow cookie pan and cut into squares then rolled and tossed in confectioner's sugar. Chewy and wonderful!

Lesy

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
12
Yield:
2 dozen
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).

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  • Mix dry ingredients except confectioner's sugar. Add nuts and dates.

  • Then add eggs which have been lightly beaten. Mix well.

  • Press mixture into ungreased cookie sheet as thin as possible. Bake for 15-20 minutes.

  • Cut into 1 -2 inch squares while hot. Roll into balls as soon as the squares are cool enough to handle then roll in confectioner's sugar. Allow to cool completely before eating.

Nutrition Facts

403 calories; protein 5.4g 11% DV; carbohydrates 72.9g 24% DV; fat 11.9g 18% DV; cholesterol 62mg 21% DV; sodium 202.4mg 8% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (6)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
Really chewy! My family doesn't like things too sweet so I cut down the sugar to 1 1/3 cup used chopped dates instead of pureed dates and 1 cup chopped pecans. I used a 9X13 pan for 25-30min and they turned out excellent! I didn't roll them in sugar afterwards -- they were great just plain. I think it would be too sweet if the full amount of sugar was used. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/30/2016
I lost my origional recipe. I did add some candied cherries and 1 stick of butter i used walnuts instead of pecans and did not puree. Read More
10 Ratings
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  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
Really chewy! My family doesn't like things too sweet so I cut down the sugar to 1 1/3 cup used chopped dates instead of pureed dates and 1 cup chopped pecans. I used a 9X13 pan for 25-30min and they turned out excellent! I didn't roll them in sugar afterwards -- they were great just plain. I think it would be too sweet if the full amount of sugar was used. Read More
(36)
Rating: 5 stars
11/20/2012
This recipe is the same as my grandmothers except I don't puree the dates I use chopped. I also use regular sugar to very lightly coat (I just cut them I didn't roll into a ball) some of the chinese chews so we have them both with sugar and some without. I also tried using a glass pan and had to cook them longer I will go back to using a regular 9 x 13 pan. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/11/2011
No need to roll these treats...I cut these into mini-squares and that's it! Maybe they were too difficult to roll because I used 1 cup of sugar and 1 cup of chopped pecans. The end result has a consistency like a brownie. Definitely a keeper in my regular recipes! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/25/2019
I rate the Chinese Chew an I LOVED IT because I liked it when I tasted it and because it is the best dessert EVER! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
09/17/2017
Nice! Didn't have enough sugar so added some honey turned out great maybe next time will only use honey instead of sugar. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
12/30/2016
I lost my origional recipe. I did add some candied cherries and 1 stick of butter i used walnuts instead of pecans and did not puree. Read More
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