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Date-Nut Squares

Yield about 4 dozen


  • 2 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 (8-ounce) package pitted dates, finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped pecans
  • 9 egg whites
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract

How to Make It

  1. Combine cracker crumbs, sugar, and baking powder in a large mixing bowl; add dates and pecans, mixing well.

  2. Beat egg whites (at room temperature) in a large mixing bowl until foamy; add almond extract, and continue beating until stiff peaks form. Fold into cracker mixture.

  3. Spoon mixture into a greased 13- x 9- x 2-inch baking pan. Bake at 325° for 45 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool. Cut into 1 1/2-inch squares.

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