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Date-Nut Treasures

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1 cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 eggs
1-1/2 cups white sugar
1/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup bran flakes
1-1/2 cups dates, pitted and chopped
1 cup walnuts or pecans, chopped
confectioners' sugar

Preheat oven to 350 F (175 C). Lightly grease an 8 x 8-inch baking pan. Combine flour, baking powder and salt and set aside. Separate eggs and beat together egg yolks and sugar until thick. Beat in milk and vanilla extract. Gradually blend in flour mixture. Fold in bran flakes, dates and nuts. In a large bowl, beat egg whites until stiff but not dry and fold into date mixture. Spread batter evenly in prepared pan. Bake for 15-20 minutes until top is lightly
colored. Leave in pan and cool on wire rack. Cut cooled dough into 1-inch strips and sprinkle
with confectioners' sugar.

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Reviews of Date-Nut Treasures:

1-2 of 2 reviews  

  CindyKay in New York  Dec 20, 2011
Would make this again.
This was very very tasty. I didn't have plain bran flakes so I used raisin bran cereal. It took 50 or more minutes to bake though. I agree with the other rater when they say that it should say 50 - 60 minutes not 15 - 20. It isn't the easiest to cut either, of course I couldn't wait until it was fully cooled, that might have something to do with it. It was well liked by all who ate. 3 stars

  A cookie baker in North Carolina  Dec 8, 2006
Would make this again.
I made these for a cookie exchange and they were not cooked. I didn't know this until the next day when I went to cut them. I put them back in the oven and they were better. Overall they were good enough to take but the recepie should clearly say 50 to 60 minutes and not 15 to 20! 3 stars

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