Raw Date Squares

Summary

Servings 20
Time Needed Prep
Cook
Ingredients 5
Difficulty Easy

Rating (click to rate)

4.3 based on 13 ratings.

Ingredients

  • 1.5 cups Dates
  • 1 cup Desiccated Coconut
  • 1.5 cups Mixed Nuts (or substitute with almond meal)
  • 2 tbsp Coconut Oil
  • 1/4 cup Dried Apricots

Nutrition Information

Qty per
53g serve
Qty per
100g
Energy 860cal 1639cal
Protein 2.2g 4.2g
Fat (total) 30g 57g
 - saturated 21g 39g
Carbohydrate 14.1g 26.9g
 - sugars 10g 19g
Dietary Fibre 1.84g 3.5g
Sodium 14.3mg 27.2mg

Please Note - Nutritional information is provided as a guide only and may not be accurate.

Delicious Raw Date Squares

If you’re trying to eat better and want a guilt free snack, try our Raw Date Squares. If you want an alternative to the full nuts in the recipe, substitute the mixed nuts for almond meal. Or to go completely nut-free – substitute with seeds (pumpkin, sesame, sunflower) or rolled oats!

Raw Date Squares are a really good recipe for the kids to take to school!

Plus they freeze well – and are actually a delicious treat to eat straight from the freezer.

Choosing Your Dates

We love using Medjool dates – you can get them from the fruit and vegetable section of your local supermarket.  Yes they are a lot more expensive than the cooking dates (and yes, if money is an issue, by all means use the cooking dates) – but the Medjool Dates give you a richer taste.  Just make sure you de-seed the dates first.  De-seeding is really easy, just slice the dates length-wise with a really sharp knife, and scoop out the long seed.

Method

  1. Place all of the above ingredients into a food processor and blend until dark and finely combined (approximately 4 - 5 minutes).

  2. Press into a lined slice tray and refrigerate for 2 - 3 hours.

  3. Cut into squares.

Recipe Hints and Tips:

  • Raw Date Squares are suitable to freeze. Layer between sheets of baking paper and seal in an air tight container.  Freeze for up to two months.  Defrost in the fridge overnight before consuming.
  • The mixed nuts can be substituted with almond meal.
  • Raw Date Squares are best eaten cold from the fridge.  If they are allowed to stand at room temperature for more than 20 minutes they start to soften.

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Jody Allen

Jody is the founder and essence of Stay at Home Mum. An insatiable appetite for reading from a very young age had Jody harbouring dreams of being a pu...Read Moreblished author since primary school. That deep-seeded need to write found its way to the public eye in 2011 with the launch of SAHM. Fast forward 4 years and a few thousand articles Jody has fulfilled her dream of being published in print. With the 2014 launch of Once a Month Cooking and 2015's Live Well on Less, thanks to Penguin Random House, Jody shows no signs of slowing down. The master of true native content, Jody lives and experiences first hand every word of advertorial she pens. Mum to two magnificent boys and wife to her beloved Brendan; Jody's voice is a sure fire winner when you need to talk to Mums. Read Less

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