Gooey date squares

    1 hour 45 min

    These gooey date squares are a tasty and easy to make traybake, ideal for kids events and picnics. Also great for adding to a lunchbox for a special treat.


    Hampshire, England, UK
    5 people made this

    Serves: 10 

    • 200g butter
    • 180g golden caster sugar
    • 150g plain flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 110g chopped almonds
    • 225g chopped stoned dates
    • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
    • 85g porridge oats

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Extra time:1hr cooling  ›  Ready in:1hr45min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease an 18cm square tin and line with baking parchment.
    2. Cream together the butter and the sugar until pale and fluffy. Sift in the flour and bicarb then add the remainder of the ingredients and mix well. Transfer to the prepared baking tin and lightly press down the top with the back of a spoon.
    3. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until firm and golden brown. Remove from the oven and mark into squares. Allow to cool for 1 hour then remove from the tin and slice into squares and serve.

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