Easy New Zealand Squares

Easy New Zealand Squares

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  • Prep

    20 m
  • Cook

    30 m
  • Ready In

    50 m
Recipe by  ZAYASMOM

“Chewy, sweet, wonderful treat from my mother-in-law.”

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Original recipe yields 9 servings



  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.

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Reviews (4)

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Jennifer E.

Jennifer E.

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 turned out very nicely.



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 is going in my recipe book!

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Amount Per Serving (9 total)

  • Calories
  • 280 cal
  • 14%
  • Fat
  • 12.6 g
  • 19%
  • Carbs
  • 41.9 g
  • 14%
  • Protein
  • 2.7 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 14 mg
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 88 mg
  • 4%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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