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Rating: 4.0/5 (27 votes cast)

Meal Type: Dessert
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Cook Method: Oven
Difficulty: Hard
Cuisine: Canadian
     Serving Size: 12 - Change
Nutritional Facts
Servings Per Recipe: 12

Amount Per Serving
Calories 263
% Daily Value**
Total Fat 13g
Saturated Fat 5g
Unsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 10mg
Sodium 120mg
Total Carbohydrate 34g
Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 18g
Protein 3g
Vitamin A  6%Vitamin C  0%
Calcium  3%Iron  5%
Potassium  2%Vitamin E  4%
** Percentage Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
*Nutritional Data from USDA SR21 Database. Nutritional information is estimated and may vary.

Canadian Date Squares

Date Added: July 23, 2009
This sweet snack is good for the whole family to enjoy. This recipe can get the whole family involved, making this meal all the more special. Be sure to share this recipe with friends and family members.


1/4 cup Butter
1/2 cup Shortening
1 cup Brown Sugar
1 1/2 cups Flour
2 cups Oatmeal
1/4 teaspoon Baking Soda
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1. Cream the butter and shortening; gradually add the brown sugar, then the flour, oatmeal and soda.

2. This will give you a very stiff dough, which you will have to knead with the hands to work smooth.

3. Do not be tempted to add liquid. If it will not hold together its because the shortening and butter were not sufficiently well creamed.

4. Divide into two portions and roll half to 1/4 in.

5. thickness and spread out on bottom of a greased pan.

6. Cover with following date mixture: 1/2 cup of dates chopped, 1/2 cup brown sugar, one tablespoon.

7. cornstarch, 1 cup of hot water. Cook till thick stirring constantly.

8. Spread over oatmeal mixture and roll second oatmeal portion and put on top.

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Dietary Notes:
This recipe is very low-sodium with 119.58mg per serving and low-cholesterol with 10.17mg per serving

Food Allergy Information:
This recipe contains potential food allergens and will effect people with Wheat, Butter, Gluten, Natural Sweeteners allergies.
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