South African Dates

    30 mins

    Dates with crushed biscuits, sugar, vanilla and coconut. Tastiest date squares I have tasted yet!!!

    2 people made this

    Serves: 12 

    • 300g packet rich biscuits, crushed
    • 500g pitted dates, chopped
    • 1 egg
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 200g margarine
    • 150g caster sugar
    • dessicated coconut

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Extra time:10min marinating  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Melt margarine on low heat and add sugar. Let it cool and then add egg (mixture must be cool otherwise egg will curdle). Add dates, vanilla and crushed biscuits. Combine well.
    2. Press mixture in a greased dish and sprinkle with coconut. Let it cool in the fridge for 10 minutes and its ready to munch!!

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    Delicious. Quite addictive.Easy to make.  -  27 Nov 2013  (Review from Allrecipes UK | Ireland)


    Love this recipe which is one I remember from my childhood days. Made it today and it was delicious. Make it with real butter and not margarine.  -  26 Jul 2014  (Review from Allrecipes AU | NZ)