Gramma's Date Squares Recipe
A date filled bar with a chewy oatmeal crust. This is my grandmother's recipe, which my whole family loves.
An oatmeal bar cookie with lots of date filling, this is a favorite family recipe.
This was delicious. Made it for my seniors group that I volunteer with. I try to make them things that they baked themselves or that were popular when they were younger. We call this matrimonial cake in Canada. I have never found a reason why. I baked the bottom as recommended and left out the extra sugar and it was perfect. Thanks for sharing.
First time making date squares and this recipe was true to the title and tasted just like Grandma's. Super easy to follow, and oh so yummy!
10 Star!!! I make these every day in my cafe for customers who can't get enough of them. Here are some tips to make them AMAZING! I like my squares to have a "crispy" texture rather than dry and loose, so I use a full 1 cup of BUTTER. I then melt it in the microwave until it is just past the really mushy stage. some will actually be melted completely. Remember, if your mix is dry in the bowl, it will be dry on your date squares! Mix the dry ingredients with the butter as instructed. However, after placing half the mixture in your pan, bake it for 15 minutes or until golden brown! This makes them easy to cut and they hold together much better than regular bars. No need to dice the dates, but do have a "squeeze" of each one quick to ensure there aren't any pits in them! Dates are sweet already. So if you just want to taste the dates, omit the brown sugar that is called for in the date mixture. Just add your water and lemon juice. Remove your pan from the oven and you can spread your dates over top
Just one word: delicious I also followed someone's suggestion and used orange juice instead of the water. I reduced the amount of flour and oats. They came out perfect!
My mother's favourite recipe was misplaced when she moved and so, I was looking for a replacement. This recipe was the highest rated and rightly so. The date squares are delicious. The only change that I made was to increase the amount of water - The dates that I bought were in a package which was a little over a pound.
Excellent recipe! I replaced the water, lemon and brown sugar with orange juice, and then cooked the dates in it in the microwave. Yummy!