Date-Nut Squares

Servings : Makes approx 20

Delicious and exotic squares with an amazing combination of nuts, coconut and a slight hint of citrus.


  • 1 cup self-rising flour
  • 1/2 cup caster sugar
  • 1 cup desiccated coconut
  • 1 tsp. lemon rind
  • 1 cup dates, de-stoned and chopped
  • 1/2 cup nuts, ground (I used almonds)
  • 180gm butter, melted
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/4 cup cup of water or milk


Mix flour, sugar, coconut, lemon rind, dates and nuts well with a spoon till combined thoroughly.

Beat the butter and egg white well then add the dry ingredients to it and all the water or milk. Mix it all well then put it in a greased baking sheet and bake at 180degrees C for about 20 mins or until light golden.

Let it cool for 5 mins and transfer to a rack, let it cool well, cut into squares and enjoy!

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