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       Title: Date Chewsticks
  Categories: Snacks, Kids
    Servings:  6
  
       3    Eggs
       1 ts Vanilla
       1 ts Baking powder
       1 c  Sugar
       1 c  Dates
       1 c  Flour
  
   I got this recipe from a lady who is now in her 90’s and still going
   strong. She said this recipe came from the 1920’s sometime and was used in
   my neck of the woods, out Barkerville way. (a gold rush town from the
   1890’s that has been made into a tourist trap) Because there were so many
   Chinese that came up to make there fortune, it ended up being called
   Chinese Chews, but she swears that the name is Date Chewsticks.
   
   BEGIN RECIPE::::::::
   
   NOTE:  no margarine or shortening!!!!
   
   Beat eggs and sugar, add baking powder, vanilla, and flour.  Add the dates
   last and mix thoroughly.  Batter will be thick.  Pour into a greased 8 x 8
   pan and bake at 350 for 25 to 30 minutes. When cooled sprinkle icing sugar
   over the top and rub in until completely coated with icing sugar.
   
   Can be doubled and baked in a 9 x 13 pan.  Takes about 10 - 15 minutes
   longer.
   
   I have also used that candied fruit that is available at Xmas in place of
   the dates and it is wonderful. To make it real fancy for a “DO”, use a
   paper doily before sprinkling the icing sugar on top.
  
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