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These were a hit with parents and kids alike at a recent potluck. I added a few extra dates based on other reviews, and they turned out great! Thanks for sharing!
Delicious and would be 5 stars but as others wrote did need to double amount of dates. I also had to add about another 1/2 cup of flour as that much margarine made the flour mix too mushy, but i suspect my non-cooking margarine is to blame. I also threw some grated apple in with the dates, and some almond slivers in the topping half of the crumb mix.
Extremely yummy, especially warm from the oven. I probably used more dates than was called for, and added a bit more water when they were cooking. I also left the dates whole, and had no problems with large chunks; the dates mushed down quite nicely. Overall a delicious old-fashioned treat!
Taste was very good, I agree it needs almost double the amount of dates and I personally would cut the sugar by 1/3 to 1/2, I found them too sweet. For some reason mine came out way too crumbly on top, I used cold butter because it didn't specify, perhaps that is where I went wrong.
We call these Matrimonial Squares here on Vancouver Island. Definitely butter and I have used raisons for the filling too. Yum!
After reading the comments I used the entire block of pitted dates I had, 375 grams, just over 1 1/2 cups, increased the water to about 3/4 cup and added 2 teaspoons of orange zest and some almond extract. They smell absolutely delicious, and I'm sure they'll taste even better, just waiting for them to cool now! Thanks for the recipe! : )
Thanks for sharing a delicious recipe. I doubled the recipe and baked it in a 9x13. I too noticed that there didn't seem to be quite enough filling as I was spreading it out. The end result was fine, but for the sake of my anxiety levels, I'll increase the filling by half again next time. (There will definitely be a next time!)
These were awesome squares!!! Ive made them several times already , They are very easy to make and taste soooo good...only change I made was to add a half C. extra dates ...Many Thanks for a Great recipe...PCrocker
Gotta love these date squares! I doubled the filling because we like a lot of dates. You have to use real butter in these....they just wouldn't taste the same with margarine.
Absolutely 5 stars, no question about it. I got this recipe from a co-worker about 10 years ago and it is a favourite in our house. Highly recommended!