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Coconut Date Squares

coconut date squares

Indulge in guilt-free sweetness with our Coconut Almond Date Squares—an exquisite treat that redefines the art of dessert without compromising on flavor. These delightful squares are not only a culinary delight but also a health-conscious choice, crafted with the intention of lowering added sugars without sacrificing the joy of a decadent treat. Each layer tells a story of wholesome ingredients, with the natural sweetness of dates taking center stage, complemented by the nutty crunch of almonds—a nutritional powerhouse celebrated for its heart-healthy fats, fiber, and an abundance of essential nutrients. The almond’s contribution not only adds a delightful texture to the squares but also enhances their nutritional profile. Paired with the tropical allure of coconut, brace yourself for a symphony of flavors that dance on your palate while embracing a conscious approach to dessert. Join us on a journey where indulgence meets balance, and every bite is a celebration of mindful sweetness!

Print Recipe

Prep Time: 15 minutes            Cook Time: 5-7 minutes          Yield: 42 servings       


  • 1 cup roasted almonds
  • 2 tbsp. coconut oil
  • 4 cups pitted dates
  • 3 tbsp. water
  • 10 plain digestive biscuits
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder, sieved
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut


  1. Roughly chop almonds in a food processor and pour aside into a small bowl for later use.
  2. Line a baking dish with non stick paper 6×4 inch
  3. Crush biscuits into small pieces using your hands or place biscuits into a small bowl and use the back of your rolling pin to crush them.
  4. Melt coconut oil on a medium heat in a deep based saucepan. Add the dates and cook for 5-7 minutes, stirring often. Half way through add in the water. The dates should become a soft/sticky mixing consistency.
  5. Take off heat and add in cocoa, vanilla extract and salt, mix well. If the mixture is too dry, add an additional 1 tablespoon of water. 
  6. Add in almonds and crushed biscuits, stir well until all the mixture is incorporated. 
  7. Pour into the prepared dish and push down with your hands to flatten the date mix.
  8. Dust with coconut and push down further.
  9. Leave to stand for 30 minutes.
  10. Cut into small square pieces and serve.

Tips and Tricks:

  • Use gluten free biscuits instead of digestive biscuits to make the dish gluten free
  • Pecan nuts, walnuts, or macadamia nuts can be used instead of almonds

Nutrition Facts:

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