Morning, midday or afternoon, these squares are satisfying and delicious.
- Portion size 24 servings
- Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: April 2009
MethodFilling: In saucepan, stir together 2 cups (500 mL) water, dates, sugar and lemon and orange juices; let stand for 30 minutes. Bring to boil; reduce heat to medium and boil gently, stirring often, until thickened, 10 minutes. Let cool.
In large bowl, whisk together oats, flour, sugar, orange rind and salt; cut in butter until mixture is in coarse crumbs.
Press half of oat mixture evenly into 8-inch (2 L) square parchment paper–lined metal cake pan; spread with date mixture.
Toss remaining oat mixture with hazelnuts; sprinkle over date mixture, pressing lightly.
Bake in 350°F (180°C) oven until light golden, about 45 minutes. Let cool on rack before cutting into squares. (Make-ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days or overwrap with heavy-duty foil and freeze for up to 2 weeks.)
Nutritional facts Per square: about
- Sodium 80 mg
- Protein 3 g
- Calories 206.0
- Total fat 9 g
- Cholesterol 20 mg
- Saturated fat 5 g
- Total carbohydrate 30 g
- Iron 7.0
- Folate 8.0
- Calcium 1.0
- Vitamin A 7.0
- Vitamin C 2.0