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Old 11-09-2005, 06:02 PM
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My Aunt used to make what she called chinese chews, or sometimes they
called them Charleston Chews. I've not been able to find the recipe.
All the "chinese chews" I've found on the net do not use chocolate. Her
recipe used chocolate as well as dates and nuts. They were heavenly!

Anyone have a recipe?

Thanks,
Chris


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Old 11-09-2005, 06:24 PM
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My Aunt used to make what she called chinese chews, or sometimes they
called them Charleston Chews. I've not been able to find the recipe.
All the "chinese chews" I've found on the net do not use chocolate. Her
recipe used chocolate as well as dates and nuts. They were heavenly!

Anyone have a recipe?


Why not just add some chocolate chips to a recipe you like from the net?


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Old 11-09-2005, 06:29 PM
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I thought about trying that. But I would love to get her recipe. She's
passed away. Thought maybe someone may have heard of these.

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"Chris" wrote in message
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My Aunt used to make what she called chinese chews, or sometimes they
called them Charleston Chews. I've not been able to find the recipe.
All the "chinese chews" I've found on the net do not use chocolate. Her
recipe used chocolate as well as dates and nuts. They were heavenly!

Anyone have a recipe?


Why not just add some chocolate chips to a recipe you like from the net?


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Old 11-09-2005, 06:37 PM
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I thought about trying that. But I would love to get her recipe. She's
passed away. Thought maybe someone may have heard of these.


Have you asked other family members?


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Old 11-09-2005, 06:59 PM
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They are in another state and I don't have their address. We were not
close unfortunately.

I think perhaps I could try adding some semi sweet morsels but am not
sure how much extra sugar I would need to add. I guess I could just
test the mixture to make sure it was sweet enough. This is not for me.
My diet won't allow me such luxuries.

Though this is a little healthier than some sweets in that it includes
a lot of dried dates and walnuts, both of which of very good for you. I
may even substitue sucanet for the white sugar.


Vox Humana wrote:
"Chris" wrote in message
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I thought about trying that. But I would love to get her recipe. She's
passed away. Thought maybe someone may have heard of these.


Have you asked other family members?




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Old 11-09-2005, 07:51 PM
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Chris wrote:

I think perhaps I could try adding some semi sweet morsels but am not
sure how much extra sugar I would need to add. I guess I could just
test the mixture to make sure it was sweet enough. This is not for me.
My diet won't allow me such luxuries.


Try it with no added sugar, and the semi-sweet morsels. I prefer my
chocolate on the bitter side...

Dave
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"Chris" wrote in message
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They are in another state and I don't have their address. We were not
close unfortunately.

I think perhaps I could try adding some semi sweet morsels but am not
sure how much extra sugar I would need to add. I guess I could just
test the mixture to make sure it was sweet enough. This is not for me.
My diet won't allow me such luxuries.

Though this is a little healthier than some sweets in that it includes
a lot of dried dates and walnuts, both of which of very good for you. I
may even substitue sucanet for the white sugar.


Don't change the recipe because you want to add some chocolate. If
anything, since the semi-sweet chocolate has sugar in it, you would reduce
the sugar.


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Old 12-09-2005, 12:39 AM
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"Chris" wrote in message
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My Aunt used to make what she called chinese chews, or sometimes they
called them Charleston Chews. I've not been able to find the recipe.
All the "chinese chews" I've found on the net do not use chocolate. Her
recipe used chocolate as well as dates and nuts. They were heavenly!

Anyone have a recipe?

Thanks,
Chris


-= Exported from BigOven =-

Chinese Chews

Recipe By:
Serving Size: 1
Cuisine:
Main Ingredient:


-= Ingredients =-
2 Eggs
1 cup Sugar
1/2 cup Flour
1/2 teaspoon Baking powder
1/4 teaspoon Salt
1 cup Dates ; chopped
1 cup Nuts ; chopped


-= Instructions =-
Beat eggs until light. Add sugar and blend. Sift together dry ingredients,
add to egg mixture. Stir in dates and nuts. Spread mixture in well buttered
pan and bake in slow oven 300 F. about 20 minutes. When cool cut into
squares and roll in granulated sugar. Source: Mrs. Elmer Fry, Woodgrove
Grange, Delaware County, OHPer Serving (excluding unknown items): 2497
Calories; 90g Fat (30.8% calories from fat); 45g Protein; 410g Carbohydrate;
29g Dietary Fiber; 374mg Cholesterol; 912mg Sodium. Exchanges: 5
Grain(Starch); 4 Lean Meat; 8 1/2 Fruit; 15 Fat; 13 1/2 Other
Carbohydrates.Nutr. Assoc. : 0 0 0 0 0 0 0


** This recipe can be pasted directly into BigOven for Windows. **
** Easy recipe software. Try it free at: http://www.bigoven.com **


-= Exported from BigOven =-

Chinese Chews

Recipe By:
Serving Size: 1
Cuisine:
Main Ingredient:


-= Ingredients =-
2 Eggs
2/3 c Sugar
1 ts Vanilla
1/2 ts Baking powder
1/2 ts Salt
2/3 c All purpose flour
1 c Finely cut dates
1 c Chopped nuts
Confectioners'


-= Instructions =-
Beat eggs, sugar, vanilla, baking powder and salt until thick and ivory
colored. Combine flour, dates and nuts. Stir into egg mixture. Spread in
8"x8" dish. S hield corners with foil. Place dish on inverted saucer in
microwave oven. Microwave at High 5 to 8 minu tes, or until almost dry on
top, rotating 1/4 turn after 2 minutes, then every m inute. Remove foil
after 4 minutes. Cool bars directly on countertop. Cut into about 1"
squares. Roll squares in hands to shape into balls. Place balls in plastic
bag; add about 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar. Turn bag o ver and around
until balls are coated. Gulf Power


** This recipe can be pasted directly into BigOven for Windows. **
** Easy recipe software. Try it free at: http://www.bigoven.com **




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Old 13-09-2005, 06:02 PM
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"Chris" wrote in message
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My Aunt used to make what she called chinese chews, or sometimes they
called them Charleston Chews. I've not been able to find the recipe.
All the "chinese chews" I've found on the net do not use chocolate. Her
recipe used chocolate as well as dates and nuts. They were heavenly!

Anyone have a recipe?

Thanks,
Chris


My wife is Chinese, she hasn't heard of this desert. However, I googled up
the following (see recipe 2) which, I suspect has been 'Westernised'.
http://chef2chef.net/search/menuc.ph...=chinese+chews

Pete




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