Beat eggs thoroughly; gradually beat in sugar.
Sift flour and baking powder; add to egg-sugar mixture; then add chocolate syrup, vanilla, nuts and dates.
Beat mixture together; spread in a greased shallow 9x9-inch pan.
Bake in a 350 F oven for 25 minutes.
Cut into 1 x 3-inch strips.
Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar.