Chinese Chews

Chinese Chews Recipe

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Carolyn Henderson


My mother made these every Christmas and everyone always loved them.


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15 Min
15 Min


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2 1/2 c
oatmeal, uncooked
2 c
1 c
brown sugar
1 c
1 tsp
1 tsp
1 Tbsp
8 oz
1 c
1 c
white sugar

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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About Chinese Chews

Course/Dish: Cookies, Fruit Desserts

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