Luscious date pecan squares

    50 min

    Quick and easy traybake, chock-a-block with fruity dates and nutty pecans and sweetly healthy, using brown sugar and a touch of vanilla. A very nutritious, delicious low fat treat.

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    Serves: 18 

    • 125g plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1 pinch salt
    • 150g dark brown soft sugar
    • 3 eggs, beaten
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 200g chopped pecans
    • 350g chopped dates

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:35min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. Preheat oven to 170 C / Gas 3. Grease and flour a 20x30cm tin. Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
    2. In a large bowl, cream together the sugar and eggs, then stir in the flour mixture. Stir in the vanilla, pecans and dates.
    3. Pour mixture into prepared tin. Bake in the preheated oven for 35 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean. Cut into squares while cake is still warm.

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    I really enjoyed making this recipe: it was quick and easy and extremely tasty. I am gluten intolerant so exchanged the plain flour and baking powder for 125g gluten-free self-raising flour and it worked fine. Mine were cooked after about 28 minutes, so it might be worth checking yours a little early and then take them out if the skewer is clean. Leave them in too long and they will start to burn on the bottom.  -  01 Apr 2012


    Yum, I made this with a slight alteration. I had more pecans than dates in my ingredient cupboard. Nevertheless, it did not effect the flavour, I loved it. I will be making these again, once i have replenished the cupboards. It was a very easy recipe to follow too.  -  30 Aug 2012


    So easy to make and really delicious. Agree with a comment above about using more pecans and less dates. They are best cut warm - and eaten warm!  -  02 Sep 2017