Date Squares

    1 hour 5 mins

    Chopped dates baked with a mixture of atta, oats and vanilla. It just crumbles in your mouth and goes beautifully with coffee.

    4 people made this

    Serves: 8 

    • Filling
    • 150g chopped dates
    • 60ml cold water
    • 25g sugar
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • Crumble
    • 175g self-raising flour
    • 150g margarine
    • 100g oats
    • 150g sugar

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hr5min 

    1. Heat oven to 180 C. Grease a large square tin.
    2. Place all filling ingredients in pan, and heat gently until mixture forms paste. Add more water if required. Leave mixture to cool.
    3. Rub margarine into flour until it resembles breadcrumbs. Stir in oats and sugar, and mix well. place half the crumble mixture into the greased tray. Press down firmly. Smooth filling evenly over. Leave a small gap to the edge of tin. Spread remaining crumble evenly over the top.
    4. Bake for 40 - 45 minutes until golden brown.

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    Reviews in English (7)


    Really tasty, easy recipe. I love dates, so might increase the filling by 50% next time. Also, I added a pinch of salt to the crumble mix. Yummy! Would even be good in a big slab with custard- like school dinners  -  07 Mar 2013  (Review from Allrecipes UK | Ireland)


    I like this recipe is easy to bake I reduced the sugar to 100g and added more dates.  -  20 Apr 2012  (Review from Allrecipes AU | NZ)


    I used this recipe, and I think 1 1/2 cups of flour to 150gm of butter was wrong. The crumble was too flourly... I think the recipe should read 50gm of flour!!  -  01 Apr 2012  (Review from Allrecipes AU | NZ)