I usually always make my bars by memory but decided to follow your recipe . I am glad I did, came out very nice and not overly sweet at all. I did use the dark brown sugar Walmart brand that I had on hand it seems to have more molasses than others, and it worked out great. I also added some cinnamon to my crust. Oh and used a tsp zest in with the dates also. I will make these again I am sure many times.
Excellent! Made exactly as directed, didn't change a thing. Quick and easy to put together!!! Thanks again :) Made for PAC 2010.
This seriously brought back some fond memories! Thank you for posting this, I could not find my very old recipe and thought I would try this out. Very rich and satisfying. (I don't even have a sweet tooth) The lemon added a little something. Yummy
Wonderful! This is very similar to an old recipe I have called Matrimonial Diamonds. Mine only calls for lemon juice and lemon zest, though, so I love the addition of orange juice! These are old-fashioned but oh-so-delicious. I definitely recommend using the full pound of dates for moistness and flavor. Thanks, Gerry!
I added finely chopped walnuts in with the dates and they were delicious!
(Camera-less Chef Game #4)These were soooo good! I did cut down a bit on some of the ingredients, for example, I didn't have a pound of dates so added sultanas in with them. I also cut down a bit on the flour, margarine (I used butter) and brown sugar. I had more than enough for the crust and crumbs. I cut down on the sugar because I knew this would be very sweet if I didn't. This is one of those recipes that you can alter the amount of some of the ingredients and it won't make a difference. I did not, however, alter the amounts of soda, powder or salt. Thanks Gerry!
Great recipe. It's been at least 20 years since I made a date square. The dates I had were fresh and very sweet so I likely shouldn't have added quite as much brown sugar. This square is very addictive and even tastes great frozen. I will not wait another 20 years before making.
I'm not very good at desserts but this recipe redeemed my faith in baking. The recipe was easy to follow and the finished product looked very professional. The taste was outstanding especially with the hint of orange and lemon coming through. This was a crowd pleaser at a recent house party and is now added to my favourites list. Thanks Gerry for giving me my baking confidence back.
A truly wonderful treat. This has always been one of my favorite recipes but found the addition of the orange juice just made it a bit special. So easy to make and a favorite among many. Another great recipe Gerry.
This is a very yummy recipe. The taste of dates with hint of orange juice. I would call it more a bar than a cake. It is very easy to prepare. I followed the recipe with much success. My DH and I both love these. Thank You so much for posting.