Date Squares (raw)

Date nut squares

This recipe was demonstrated by Lisa Pitman during her Eating Without Heating demos in India. 

For the Crust


  • 2 cups cashew nuts
  • 1 cup raw oats
  • 1 tsp powdered cinnamon
  • 20 large dates, pitted


In a food processor, pulse the nuts and oats into a fine meal. Add the powdered cinnamon and pulse to combine. Add the dates and pulse until well distributed and the mixture begins to clump together.

For the Filling


  • 1½ cup dates, pitted
  • Juice of 1 large orange (½ cup)
  • Zest of 1 large orange


In a food processor, blend the ingredients  for the filling together, until smooth.

Assembling the Date Squares

Press 2/3rds of the crust mixture into a 9″ square pan lined with parchment paper. Spread the filling mixture evenly on top of the crust. Sprinkle the remaining crust mixture on the top of the filling.

Refrigerate overnight or for 6-8 hours. Remove, cut into squares and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.