Date Crystals® Brownies

2 eggs
1/3 cup melted shortening
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup flour
2 squares unsweetened chocolate melted
1/2 cup Shields Date Crystals®
1/4 cup water
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup nut meats
1/2 tsp. baking powder
Pour water over the Date Crystals®. Combine eggs, sugar and melted shortening and mix well. Add melted chocolate. Sift flour, baking powder and salt into the chocolate mixture. Add balance of ingredients. Bake in greased pan, 9 x 9 in. for 30 min. in oven at 350° F. Cut in small squares while hot.