Nutty Gluten Free Date Squares | Recipes

Nutty Gluten Free* Date Squares

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Makes:25 squares

This gluten free date square will have you going nuts for more.



1 lb 500 g chopped pitted 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 & Topping

½ cup 125 mL butter, softened
1 cup 250 mL packed brown sugar
1 cup 250 mL Robin Hood® Gluten Free Flour Blend
1 cup 250 mL toasted chopped walnuts
¼ tsp 1 mL baking soda
¼ tsp 1 mL salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Lightly grease 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 medium saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring often until thickened, about 10 to 15 minutes. Cool.
  3. Base & Topping: cream butter and brown sugar. Add remaining dry ingredients. Mixture will be a bit crumbly. Reserve 1 cup (250 mL) for topping.
  4. Pat remaining flour mixture in bottom of prepared pan. Spread with cooled date mixture. Sprinkle with remaining cup (250 mL) of topping.
  5. Bake in preheated oven 25 to 30 minutes, or until top is golden brown. Cool and cut into squares.


  • Using toasted nuts adds another layer of flavour to your baking. Place nuts on a baking sheet. Bake in a preheated 350°F (180°C) for 8 to 10 minutes.
  • For a quick treat bake more than you need and place in a freezer bag or container and freeze for future use. To unfreeze let sit on counter and warm to room temperature.
  • *Ensure all recipe ingredients are gluten free by referencing the ingredient labels, as products may vary. If uncertain, contact the ingredient manufacturer.

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