Canadian Date Squares
photo by PCrocker
- Ready In:
- Combine dates, 1 TBSP brown sugar, and water in small saucepan.
- Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and cook, stirring often, until dates are soft enough to be mashed with a fork.
- Set aside.
- In mixer bowl, blend flour, baking soda, and salt.
- Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
- Stir in brown sugar and oats.
- Do not over mix.
- Mixture should stay crumbly.
- Press half of crumb mixture over bottom of lightly buttered 8x8-inch pan to form bottom crust.
- Gently spread date filling over bottom crust.
- Sprinkle remaining oat mixture over date filling.
- Lightly pat with palm of hand to even out.
- Bake for 25 minutes at 350 degrees.
- Cool completely and cut into squares.
Questions & Replies
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.
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I was born in Newfoundland, Canada. I grew up watching my grandmother bake bread and knit. <br>I now live in a friendly little town on the coast of North Carolina. I love to bake, especially bread and desserts. I also love to knit, especially socks, just like my grandmother. I am the co-owner of a yarn shop in our little town. When I'm not working in the shop I am usually at home in the kitchen!