MMmMmmMm Date Squares, I know not everyone likes them but this is an easy recipe to make vegan by replacing the butter with vegetable margarine. I add spices and coconut to give an old recipe a bit of a flavor boost.
- 2 cups of chopped dates
- 1/2 water
- 1/2 tsp cloves
- 1 tsp cardamon or cinnamon
Simmer this mixture until soft, approximately 3-5 minutes.
Add to date mixture, the juice of one lemon and 1 cup of sugar. Stir well and set aside.
For Crust Mix Together:
- 1 1/2 cup of oatmeal
- 1 cup of flour
- 1/2 cup of unsweetened dried coconut
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1 cup of brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 3/4 cup of butter or margarine, mix until a crumbly texture.
Place 2/3 of oat mixture in the bottom of an 9 inch square pan. Flatten down to form the base for squares, cover with date filling, then add the rest of the crumble mixture. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes. Let cool and cut into squares, should make about 16 squares.