Chocolate Date Squares Recipe (Non-GMO, Non-Gluten, Low Sugar)
Date Squares With A Difference!
Try this Chocolate Date Squares Recipe for something healthy and delicious! These are Date squares with CHOCOLATE date filling. And peanut buttery crust! This is my latest invention. No wheat flour and no GMO, since there is no corn starch, soy or cotton seed or canola or vegetable oil. Very little processed sugar since we are mostly relying on the natural sugar of the dates.
These date squares stand out!
1 1/2 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup crunchy "just peanuts" peanut butter
1 egg (may be replaced with 1 tablespoon coconut oil + 1 tablespoon water or milk
250g pitted dates diced
3 or 4 tablespoons cocoa
3/4 cup water
1 teaspoon coconut oil (or butter)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix crust ingredients in a large bowl.
Mix date filling ingredients in a small saucepan on medium and then low heat until paste is consistent.
Wipe bottom of baking pan with coconut oil (or butter).
Lay half of the crust in the baking pan and pat it down evenly.
Dump in the paste and even out.
Ensure the remaining crust in the bowl is crumbled up and separated so that it spreads better and pour it in top of the date filling. Spread and pat it down evenly.
Bake for 20 - 25 minutes. Should be slightly toasted on top and bottom.