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Date Squares

Date Squares

Presenting a couple of snack options that pack the goodness of healthy food items like Dates in a form that appeals to both, young and old alike.


  • 1 1⁄2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 1⁄2 cups sifted pastry flour
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
  • 3⁄4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1⁄3 cup sugar
  • 3⁄4 cup softened margarine
  • 1 1⁄2 cup diced pitted dates
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice


  • Preheat oven to 175ºC (350ºF).
  • In a large bowl, combine oats, pastry flour, salt, 1 cup sugar, and baking soda. Mix in the margarine until crumbly. Press half of the mixture into the bottom of a 9 inch square baking pan.
  • In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine the dates, water, and 1⁄3 cup sugar. Bring to a boil, and cook until thickened. Stir in lemon juice and remove from heat.
  • Spread the filling over the base, and pat the remaining crumb mixture on top.
  • Bake for 20 to 25 minutes in preheated oven, or until top is lightly toasted. Cool before cutting into squares.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Container 4

Calories 3335 kcal
Total Fat 104g
Total Carbohydrate 562.6g
Protein 36.8g


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