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Date Nut Squares

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Ingredients
  Dates 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Walnuts 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Sifted all purpose flour 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Sugar 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Baking powder 1 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Eggs 2
  Margarine 4 Tablespoon, melted and cooled
  Confectionery sugar 1 Tablespoon
Directions

Combine the dates and walnuts; put through a food grinder.
Sift the flour with the sugar, baking powder, and salt.
Add the ground dates and nuts; mix well to coat.
Beat the eggs until light.
Stir in the margarine.
Add the date mixture and mix thoroughly.
Turn the mixture into a well-greased and floured 9 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan.
Bake in a 350° oven for about 40 minutes.
The top should be a medium-brown color.
Cool in the pan set on a rack, then cut into 1 1/2-inch squares and roll in confectioners' sugar.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Occasion: 
Christmas
Interest: 
Party

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