FIG AND DATE FILLING
2/3 cup figs (dried)
2/3 cup dates (pitted)
1 tablespoon lemon or orange juice
1 tablespoon honey
CRUMBLY BASE AND TOPPING
1 cup pecans
½ cup almonds
½ cup shredded dried coconut
4 large dates (pitted)
½ teaspoon cinnamon
Pinch of sea salt
1. Place the fig and date filling ingredients in a food processor and process into a paste. Set aside.
2. Process the pecans, almonds, coconut, cinnamon and sea salt in a food processor until coarsely ground. Add dates one at a time and process until the mixture starts to stick together.
3. In a small square baking pan, arrange half of the crumble as a base. Then spread all the fig and date mixture on top and sprinkle the remaining crumble on top.
4. Press layers together with the back of a spoon.
5. Cut into squares.
Crisyn's ThoughtsBy Crisyn
My mum used to make wonderful date squares when I was younger, and this is what I came up with after trying to create a gluten and sugar-free version. It just happens to be raw too!
If you want a warm square, you can place the pan in the dehydrator for a few hours.
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