Just made this for my family. Daughters wanted a celebration cake, and I am trying to be dairy and gluten free. Cut back on the butter, substituting oil. It was nice and fudgy, and a good treat. Thanks for giving me a chocolatey treat when I'm trying to be good!
I used rolled millet for the oats and margarine for the butter, and they turned out very nice and fudgy. I suppose with butter they will be even better, but actually I didn't really taste the margarine because the dates are quite strong. Maybe coconut oil would be lovely, too. Anyway I'll make them again! Thanks for posting. Made for Spring PAC 2010.
Butter is dairy! And as far as I know MOST oats are highly cross-contaminated with gluten from processing. Those with allergies will have to be very careful AND use vegan "butter"!