Date squares from South Africa

Date squares from South Africa


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


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

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