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DATE butter square bars - gourmet style Recipe
by Foodessa

DATE butter square bars - gourmet style

Citrus, Rum and Vanilla round out the sweetness of plump date fruits in this smooth, buttery Date paste blended into these delicious square bars.

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  Servings: 18 pieces


  • . > (American measures) <
  • . 2 cups homemade DATE BUTTER PASTE (recipe on website)
  • . > Oatmeal Coconut Almond crumble:
  • . 3 cups 'old fashioned' rolled oats
  • . 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • . 3/4 cup unsalted butter, cubed
  • . 1/8 cup grapeseed oil
  • . 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • . 1/4 tsp. sea salt
  • . 1 tsp. ground cinnamon spice
  • ...
  • . 1/2 cup almonds, slivered
  • . 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut, shredded


  1. . Pre-heat the oven to 350F. Position the rack in the center of the oven. Prepare a parchment lined 9x12 inch shallow pan.
  2. . > Oatmeal Coconut Almond crumble: In a food processor, pulse together the oats and the flour. Add in the butter and continue to pulse. Add in the rest of the ingredients except for the almonds and coconut. Whirl the ingredients until a light paste is formed.
  3. . > Assembly: Spread out 3/4 of the crumble mix and pat down to make a solid base. Add and spread out the date butter paste. Afterwards, toss in the almonds and coconut in the remaining crumble mix. Sprinkle it on the date butter as a top coat. Lightly press down.
  4. . BAKE for 35-40 minutes or until golden. Remove it from the oven and transfer the pan to a rack until completely cooled before cutting pieces.
  5. . Stores well in a tin box for about two weeks or freezes in an airtight container for six months.
  6. . Flavourful baking wishes from Claudia's