Important Update: Calorie Count will be shutting down on March 15th. Please click here to read the announcement. Data export is available.

Sue's Date Squares Yummy Recipe

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


Submitted by suemorris333

Makes 20 servings



Adapted from the Joy of Baking http://www.joyofbaking.com/DateSquares.html Original recipe uses 3 cups of dates instead of 2, and unsalted butter, for which I substitute margarine; and I have omitted the 3/4 cup/160g of light brown sugar in the original oat crust recipe as the dates are sweet. The original recipe is luscious but too high in calories for me.

Recipe Ingredients for Sue's Date Squares yummy

270 2 cups dates
1 cup (240 ml) water
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
200 2 cups rolled oats
130 wholemeal self raising flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
226 Spread

Recipe Directions for Sue's Date Squares yummy

  1. Place the dates and water in a medium saucepan and cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, until the dates are soft and have absorbed most of the water (about 5 - 10 minutes).

  2. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla extract. Let cool to room temperature and then puree in your food processor until smooth. Set aside.

  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (177 degrees C) and place rack in center of oven. Butter (or use a non stick cooking spray) an 8 x 11 inch (20 x 28 cm) or a 9 x 9 inch (23 x 23 cm) pan. Line the bottom of the pan with parchment paper. Set aside.

  4. Oatmeal Crust: In the bowl of your food processor, place the oats, flour, sugar, baking soda, salt and ground cinnamon. Pulse to combine. Then add the margarine and pulse until the mixture is crumbly. Press 2/3 of the mixture into the base of the prepared pan.

  5. Spread the dates evenly over the oatmeal crust. Sprinkle the remaining dough evenly over the top of the dates. Bake for about 30 - 40 minutes or until golden brown. Place on a wire rack to cool. Once the squares have cooled, cover the pan with plastic wrap, and place in the refrigerator at least one hour or until firm enough to cut easily into squares.

  6. These will keep, covered, in the refrigerator up to a week.

  7. Makes about 20 - 2 inch squares.

Categories

Dessert, Snacks

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 53.6g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
157
Calories from Fat
68
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
7.5g
12%
Saturated Fat
0.1g
1%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
65mg
3%
Potassium
125mg
4%
Total Carbohydrates
21.0g
7%
Dietary Fiber
2.7g
11%
Sugars
8.7g
Protein
2.4g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 1% Iron 3%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

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

Fat
Protein
Carbs
Alcohol
Other

Calorie Breakdown
Nutrition Breakdown
Daily Values
Daily Values

Health Information

Nutrition Grade
95% confidence
C-
  Good points
  • Very low in saturated fat
  • No cholesterol
  • Low in sodium
  •   Bad points
  • High in sugar
  • Contains alcohol
  • Join Calorie Count - It's Easy and Free!
    CREATE FREE ACCOUNT
    Advertisement