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Date Squares

A super sweet treat that is actually good for you.



  1. To make the date mixture, chop the dates (the finer the better) and simmer in a pot with 1/2 cup water until the dates are fairly smooth and about the consistency of thick pudding. Cool.
  2. Pre-heat oven to 325 °F (160 °C).
  3. To make the oatmeal mixture, mix the sugar and butter together until the mixture is smooth. Add the flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix again until the dough is a bit mealy. Stir in rolled oats.
  4. Put 1/2 the oatmeal mixture into the bottom of a 8" square pan and press down firmly.
  5. Spread the date mixture evenly over the oatmeal mixture. Add the second 1/2 of the oatmeal mixture and press down with a spoon.
  6. Bake at 325 °F for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown.
  7. Note: this recipe is based on an old one of my Mum's, I just love them!
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Nutrition summary:

There are 271 calories in 1 serving of Date Squares.
Calorie break-down: 42% fat, 52% carbs, 7% protein.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 serving
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 117
Calories 271
% Daily Values*
Total Fat 12.98g 20%
  Saturated Fat 7.542g 38%
  Polyunsaturated Fat 0.961g  
  Monounsaturated Fat 3.419g  
Cholesterol 30mg 10%
Sodium 81mg 3%
Potassium 210mg  
Total Carbohydrate 36.02g 12%
  Dietary Fiber 3.4g 14%
  Sugars 15.45g  
Protein 4.56g  
Vitamin A 113% Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 42% Iron 115%
of RDI*
(271 calories)
14% of RDI
Calorie Breakdown:
Carbohydrate (51%)
Fat (42%)
Protein (7%)
* Based on a RDI of 2000 calories