Fig & Date Squares
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!
FIG & DATE FILLING
.66 cup dried figs
.66 cup dates, pitted
1 tablespoon lemon or orange juice
1 tablespoon raw honey
CRUMBLY BASE AND TOPPING
1 cup pecans
½ cup almonds
½ cup shredded dried coconut
4 large dates, pitted
½ teaspoon cinnamon
1 pinch sea salt
Place first four ingredients in a food processor and blend to a paste. Set aside.
Process the pecans, almonds, coconut, cinnamon and salt in a food processor until coarsely ground. Add dates one at a time and process until the mixture starts to stick together.
In a small square baking pan, arrange half of the crumble as a base. Then spread all the fig/date mixture on top, and sprinkle with the remaining crumble on top. Press layers together with the back of a spoon. Cut into squares.
If you want a warm square, you can place the pan in the dehydrator for a few hours.