Date Squares (raw)

Date nut squares

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

Ingredients for crust

  • 2 cups cashews
  • 1 cup raw oats
  • 1 tsp of cinnamon
  • 20 large dates, pitted

Ingredients for filling

  • 1½ cup dates, pitted
  • juice of 1 large orange (½ cup)
  • zest of 1 large orange


For crust

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

For filling

In a food processor, blend the filling ingredients until smooth. Press 2-3rds of the crust mixture into a 9-inch square pan lined with parchment paper. Spread the filling mixture evenly on top of the crust. Sprinkle the remaining crust mixture on top of the filling.