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Nostalgia Date-Nut Loaves Recipe

Nostalgia Date-Nut Loaves

Prep Time: 20 Minutes

Skill Level: Beginner

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  • 1-1/2 cups boiling water
  • 1 cup dates
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup HERSHEY'S Mini Chips Semi-Sweet Chocolate


  • 1. Pour water over dates in medium bowl; let stand 15 minutes.
  • 2. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease four 3-1/4x5-3/4x2-1/4-inch foil miniature loaf pans.
  • 3. Beat sugar, egg, oil and vanilla in large bowl on high speed of mixer 3 minutes. Stir together flour, baking soda, salt and baking powder; add alternately with dates to egg mixture, beating until blended. Stir in walnuts and small chocolate chips. Pour about 1-1/4 cups batter into each prepared pan.
  • 4. Bake 40 to 50 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks. Cool completely. Wrap and store overnight before slicing. 4 loaves (32 servings).

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