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Easy New Zealand Squares

ZAYASMOM

"Chewy, sweet, wonderful treat from my mother-in-law."
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Ingredients

50 m servings 280 cals
Original recipe yields 9 servings

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Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9 inch square pan.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, 1 cup coconut, dates, sugar and baking powder. In a saucepan, melt butter, golden syrup and vanilla. Pour over mixture in bowl. Mix until crumbly, then press into prepared pan.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 20 to 30 minutes. Sprinkle top with 1/8 cup coconut.

Footnotes

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  • Golden syrup can be found in some supermarkets, and many gourmet markets. It can be substituted with corn syrup or molasses.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 280 calories; 12.6 g fat; 41.9 g carbohydrates; 2.7 g protein; 14 mg cholesterol; 88 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Tasted very good, but I found that the butter and molasses (subst. for golden syrup) just weren't enough moisture to bind the dry ingredients together at all. I added a beaten egg and it turne...

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This recipe is definitely missing an ingredient- I just made it as showing..and even though the taste is good, it is impossible to cut into nice pieces as it is dry and crumbling...not as showin...

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Tasted very good, but I found that the butter and molasses (subst. for golden syrup) just weren't enough moisture to bind the dry ingredients together at all. I added a beaten egg and it turne...

I also added an egg due to a viewer's suggestion. They are quite nice, could be fancied up with colored coconut.

If you like dates you will love this recipe. Fast, easy, chewy and NOT too sweet. I used corn syrup for "golden syrup" and I also added an egg like the previous comments suggested. This one i...

This recipe is definitely missing an ingredient- I just made it as showing..and even though the taste is good, it is impossible to cut into nice pieces as it is dry and crumbling...not as showin...

Ok, my 4th try @ a review..... Whenever I hit the paragraph button, it SENDS instead of just going to the next paragraph. So, here goes.... I read ALL the reviews & .....since my friend is 10...

Really tasty. Will try chop the dates smaller next time. I added a big tablespoon of melted coconut oil instead of a egg like the other reviews. Very tasty and chewy.

The first time I made it, I used coconut pancake syrup instead of golden syrup. I found it too coconut-y. This time, I followed the reviewer's suggestions and added an extra egg. I also used mol...

I doubled it and did need to add two beaten eggs, otherwise it was GREAT!