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Raw & Vegan Date Square

Updated: Jun 24, 2020

Who isn’t a huge “date square” fan?

You can practically use this fruit to sweeten any of your recipe. The Date Square are one of the best sweet treat. However, the traditional one were not the healthiest form. We’ll share with you the recipe that adheres our raw & vegan momentum.

This is a very close variation of the Old-fashioned Date Square recipe that gets raves from almost everybody who tasted it.

For the Crust

You will need:

  • 5 cups whole raw almonds

  • 5 cups oats

  • ½ tsp salt

  • 10 Medjool dates, pitted and roughly chopped

  • ¼ cup coconut oil

How to make: 

  1. Line an 8×8 loaf pan with a parchment paper. (You can also use and grease a Pyrex baking dish.)

  2. In a food processor, pulse the almond, salt, and oats until they are finely ground.

  3. Add in the dates and process until crumbly again.

  4. Melt the coconut oil and add to the mixture and process until sticky.

  5. Remove from processor, set aside ¾ cup of the mixture for later.

  6. Press the rest of the mixture very firmly and evenly into the pan.

For the Date Filling

You will need:

  • 25 Medjool dates, pitted and roughly chopped (~2.5 cups)

  • ½ cup of water

How to make:

  1. Combine all ingredients until a paste forms. (Add more water if need.)

  2. Scoop out the date mixture onto the crust and gently spread with the back of a wet spatula until even.

  3. Add the ¾ the crust mixture that you set aside on top and gently spread down with fingers.

  4. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour, preferably overnight.

  5. Cut into squares and serve chilled for best texture.

  6. Store leftovers in a ziplock or anything that is sealed in the fridge or freezer for up to a week.

We hope you enjoy this super tasty and easy-to-make Date Square recipe. We can guarantee that it won’t leave you feeling guilty at all!

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