Date-Nut Chews

Recipe from Dean Fearing of Dallas’ Mansion on Turtle Creek.


  • ¾ cup flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup corn syrup
  • ½ teaspoon pure almond extract
  • 1 cup finely chopped dates
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • cup sifted confectioners’ sugar


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Grease bottom of two 8-inch-square baking pans. Sift flour with salt and set aside.
  • In mixing bowl, beat eggs with sugar, corn syrup, and almond extract until light and fluffy.
  • Stir in flour mixture, dates, and pecans, and blend well. Pour into baking pans and cook 20 minutes, or until done.
  • Cut into 1½-inch squares, while warm, in the pan. When slightly cool, form squares into balls and roll in confectioners’ sugar. Let cool before serving.