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Ooey Gooey Date Squares

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Makes:25 squares

Set a date to bake these delicious squares with your kids. They’ll love the sweet taste and ooey gooey filling.



1 lb 500 g chopped dates (about 3 cups/750 mL)
¼ cup 50 mL packed brown sugar
1 ½ cups 375 mL water
1 tbsp 15 mL lemon juice

Base and Topping

½ cup 125 mL butter, softened 
1 cup 250 mL packed brown sugar
1 cup 250 mL Robin Hood® Original All Purpose Flour
1 cup 250 mL Robin Hood Oats
¼ tsp 1 mL baking soda


  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF (180ºC). Lightly oil and line a 9” x 9” (2.5 l) baking dish with parchment paper, overlapping 2 sides for easy removal.
  2. Filling: combine filling ingredients in a saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring often, until thickened, 10-15 minutes. Cool.
  3. Base and topping: Cream butter and brown sugar in large bowl with electric mixer. Add remaining dry ingredients. Mixture will be a bit crumbly. Reserve 1 cup (250ml) for topping.
  4. Pat remaining 3 cups onto bottom of prepared pan. Spread with date mixture. Sprinkle remaining cup (250ml) of oat mixture.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes, or until top is golden brown. Cool and cut into squares.

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