Date squares from South Africa

    25 minutes

    Tastiest date squares I have tasted yet!! The ultimate in shortcuts - simple ingredients for an absolutely divine tasting biscuit/slice.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 1 packet sweet plain biscuits, like Marie, crushed
    • 250g pitted & chopped dates
    • 1 egg, lightly beaten
    • teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 200g butter or margarine
    • 3/4 cup (185g) sugar
    • coconut

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. Melt butter or margarine on low heat & add sugar.
    2. Let it cool and then add egg. The mixture must be cool otherwise egg will curdle.
    3. Add in the dates and vanilla essence .
    4. Crush the biscuits & add to mixture and mix all together. Press mixture into a greased slice tin and sprinkle with coconut.
    5. Let it cool in the fridge for 10 minutes, cut into small squares and its ready to munch!!

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    Love this recipe which is one I remember from my childhood days. Made it today and it was delicious. Make it with real butter and not margarine.  -  26 Jul 2014


    Delicious. Quite addictive.Easy to make.  -  27 Nov 2013  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)