Also known as matrimonial squares.

Which, in my case, is true. Except it was my Grandma Marion that my husband would have proposed to instead, but he had to settle for me.

As long as I learned how to make these, if course.

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And I said sure, no problem, but he had to agree that:

1) I don't have to clean the house if I don't feel like it

2) He was in charge of laundry

3) Henceforth he would refer to me as one of three options:

  • Her Most Amazing Worship
  • Her Beauty Makes Angels Weep
  • She Who Shall Not Clean The Kitchen

Ingredients Needed:

1 1/4 cups of flour
1 1/2 cups of rolled oats
1 cup of brown sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup of margarine

Filling:
1/2 lb of dates
1/2 cup of sugar
2/3 cup of water

Combine the ingredients for the filling into a pot and start simmering, stirring often. You want to dissolve the dates and cook until it's a more smooth mixture.

Then we need to start the base and topping. Combine the sugar and butter together.

Add in the oats, flour, salt and baking soda.

Press a large portion of the crust mix into the bottom of a 9×9 pan, saving some for the topping. Pour the filling and spread it around evenly.

Crumble the topping evenly across the filling.

Bake at 350 degrees until it's beautifully browned on top, like below. Cool it and then cut into pieces.

Be prepared for marriage proposals, from young and old alike. Just make sure, as with any contract, you stick to your guns, get what you deserve and walk away with more than what you came to the table with.

Love,

She Who Shall Not Clean The Kitchen

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Date Squares
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
The best date square recipe around
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Squares
Servings: 10
Calories: 452 kcal
Author: Karlynn Johnston
Ingredients
  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup margarine
  • 1/2 lb dates
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup water
Instructions
  1. Combine the ingredients for the filling into a pot and start simmering, stirring often. You want to dissolve the dates and cook until it's a more smooth mixture.
  2. Then we need to start the base and topping. Combine the sugar and butter together.
  3. Add in the oats, flour, salt and baking soda. 

  4. Press a large portion of the crust mix into the bottom of a 9×9 pan, saving some for the topping. 
  5. Pour the filling and spread it around evenly.
  6. Crumble the topping evenly across the filling.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees until it's beautifully browned on top.
  8.  Cool it and then cut into pieces.
Nutrition Facts
Date Squares
Amount Per Serving (10 g)
Calories 452 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g 29%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Sodium 464mg 19%
Potassium 248mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 68g 23%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 45g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 16.2%
Vitamin C 0.1%
Calcium 4.3%
Iron 9.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Author

Hey guys, I'm Karlynn! Welcome to The Kitchen Magpie, my website full of family friendly recipes, cocktails & homesteading tales of chickens & cows from the family farm! Make sure to check out my bestselling cookbook, Flapper Pie & a Blue Prairie Sky ,stay tuned for info on my second cookbook!

Comments

  1. Arden Grant Reply

    The coffee additive sounds super I always add vanilla o mixture and cut back on sugar..EXCELLENT Where is Butter tart rec?

  2. Melanie Harmsma Reply

    When I first glanced at it I thought it was a key chain and I thought “she’s turning baked goods into accessories… She’s finally lost it!” 😉

  3. Tara Zieminek Reply

    Whoa…hold on there. It’s just a date – let’s not go overboard.

  4. Susan Fisher Westervelt Reply

    YUM wrote the date squares down! haven’t had those for years will have to make and see if it is the same as what my mom made us while I was growing up!

  5. Erika Boyer Reply

    i have made your date square and your butter tarts and both are RIDICULOUSY delicious (I am picky about both) and get rave reviews!

    • Erika Boyer Reply

      from now on, if you say a recipe is amazing, I will not question, I will make it!

    • The Kitchen Magpie Reply

      Erika Boyer Now if only my kids would
      listen to me like that!! \U0001f60d\U0001f60d

  6. Sonia Olivier Reply

    Date squares and butter tarts, you don’t hear of either one down here.

    • Linda Cunliffe Reply

      Made date squares as and butter tarts not too long ago…..two of my favorite treats\U0001f604\U0001f604

  7. Julie O'Hagan Reply

    No sugar needed with date mixture. I add coffee and later lemon and vanilla.

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