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Date Squares


Myrtle Henderson

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  • 1 c. brown sugar
  • 3/4 c. melted butter
  • 1 3/4 c. oatmeal
  • 1 1/2 c. flour 1 t. soda
  • Filling
  • 1 8 oz pkg dates cut fine
  • 1 c. hot water
  • 1/2 c. brown sugar
  • 1 T. butter
  • 1 T. flour


Level of difficulty Average
Cost Average budget


Step 1

Mix first 5 ingredients. Cook filing ingredients over low heat until thick. Grease a 9x9 pan, spread half the crumbs, press firmly and spread filling. Cover with remaining crumb mixture and bake at 375 for 20-30 minutes.

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  • 1/4 cup / 50g of softened butter
  • 1 egg (divide the yolk and white)
  • 1/4 cup / 50g of sugar
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 1 cup / 150g of flour
  • 1 cup / 100g of chopped nuts
  • Salted caramel
  • Melted dark chocolate


  1. In a bowl, mix together the butter, egg yolk, sugar, and salt.

  2. Add the flour and mix. Roll into a ball.

  3. Chill for 30 minutes.

  4. Remove from refrigerator. Divide the dough and roll into 1-inch balls.

  5. Dip each ball in egg yolk, and then roll in chopped nuts.

  6. Place on baking sheet (lined with parchment paper), and press your thumb into the center.

  7. Bake at 340°F/170°C for 12 minutes, or until golden.

  8. Remove from oven and let cool.

  9. Pour the salted caramel into the center groove,and drizzle with dark chocolate.

  10. Enjoy!

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