Date Squares Recipe

Looking for an easy Date Squares recipe? Learn how to make Date Squares using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by jkossatz

Makes 12 servings



A date filled bar with a chewy oatmeal crust. This is my grandmother's recipe which my whole family loves. You can use almond extract instead of lemon, if you wish.

Recipe Ingredients for Date Squares

1 1/2 cups rolled oats
1 1/2 cups pastry flour, sifted
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 cup butter, softened
3/4 pound pitted dates, diced
1 cup water
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon lemon juice

Recipe Directions for Date Squares

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. In a large bowl, combine oats, pastry flour, salt, 1 cup brown sugar, and baking soda. Mix in the butter until crumbly. Press half of the mixture into the bottom of a 9 inch square baking pan.

  3. In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine the dates, water, and 1/3 cup brown 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.

  4. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes in preheated oven, or until top is lightly toasted. Cool before cutting into squares.

Categories

Dessert

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 100.7g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
323
Calories from Fat
113
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
12.5g
19%
Saturated Fat
7.4g
37%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
30mg
10%
Sodium
218mg
9%
Potassium
282mg
8%
Total Carbohydrates
52.7g
18%
Dietary Fiber
4.4g
18%
Sugars
33.7g
Protein
3.7g
Vitamin A 7% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 4% Iron 6%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
C
    Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
  • Very high in sugar
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