These are the old-fashioned kind that our Grandma's made.
Made a batch last night and hubby loves them.
1 c. sugar
1/2 c. all-purpose flour
1/2 t. baking powder
1/4 t. salt
1 package(8 oz) pitted dates, chopped
1 c. chopped pecans
1/4 c. powdered sugar for rolling
Preheat oven to 350
In mixing bowl, beat 1 cup sugar with eggs until fluffy.
In separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt.
Blend dry ingredients into sugar mixture.
Fold in dates and pecans.
Spoon batter into greased 8 in. square pan; bake for 30 minutes.
Remove from oven and stir immediately with wooden spoon. Mash crust down into dates and pecans.
Let cool until it is comfortable to the touch, then roll into 1 in. balls and toss into powdered sugar.
Makes about 3 dozen.