Kristen's Recipes


Title:   Date Squares
Category:   Dessert - Clean (Only natural/organic ingredients), Vegetarian
From:   Lisa Boucher
1 3/4 c oats
1 3/4 c whole wheat flour
1/2 t baking soda
1 t baking powder
1/4 t sea salt
3/4 c agave nectar
1/3 c soy butter or olive oil margarine
1/2 c chopped walnuts or pecans
2 c chopped dates
1 c water
1/3 c agave nectar
1 t vanilla
Directions:   In a large bowl, combine oats, flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Add agave, butter and nuts. Mix well until it resembles very thick cookie dough. Set aside 1 c of the dough. Press the remaining dough on the bottom of a greased pan. If you prefer a thinner date square, use a 9x13-inch pan. If you like a thicker date square use an 8x11 or 9x9-inch pan.

Mix all remaining ingredients over medium heat, bringing to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for a minute, stirring constantly. Spread the date mixture over the pressed dough int he pan. Sprinkle the top with the reserved 1 c of dough. Bake at 350F for about 20 minutes. The baking time could be shorter or longer depending on the size of your pan and the thickness of the squares. Date squares are ready when the dough sprinkled on top is beginning to turn a golden color.