Date Squares

Recipe by Studentchef
READY IN: 45mins
YIELD: 18 squares




  • For the date filling: Combine the dates, water, sugar, cornstarch and lemon juice in a medium saucepan, stirring often, until thick and smooth, about ten minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • In a mixing bowl cream butter, then cream in sugar.
  • In another bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda and salt.
  • Blend flour mixture into the butter mixture, then blend in the rolled outs.
  • Grease a square Pyrex baking dish 8x8 inches/2L (I use a square baking pan of the same size).
  • Put half the rolled oats mixture evenly over the bottom. Spread the cooled dates over the base. Then add the remaining rolled oats mixture over the dates.
  • Bake in the oven for 30 minutes or until nice and brown.
  • Cool in pan. Cut into squares or bars.
  • It can be frozen, but in my house it's usually gone within the next few days.