How to Make Chinese Chews
1Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Mix oatmeal, flour, brown sugar, shortening, soda, salt, and water together. (Set aside a little less than half.)
2Bring dates, water, and white sugar to a boil in a 1 quart saucepan, allow to boil slowly for approximately 10 minutes until mixture thickens.
3Press the oatmeal mixture evenly in the bottom of a 9 x 13 pan. Spread the date mixture over this layer, then cover with remaining oatmeal mixture. Bake at 400 degrees for 12 minutes.
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