No-Bake Date Squares

No-Bake Date Squares

Chocolate is the secret ingredient in these sweet and easy date bars.

15 min. prep time
81 bars
353 Ratings


3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 (8-ounce) package chopped dates
1 (1-ounce) square semi-sweet baking chocolate
3 cups crisp rice cereal
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 teaspoon vanilla
Powdered sugar


Combine butter, brown sugar, dates and chocolate in 3-quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until mixture is thickened (8 to 10 minutes). Stir in all remaining ingredients except powdered sugar.

Pour mixture into lightly greased 9-inch square pan. Let stand 2 hours before cutting.

Cut into 1-inch squares. Roll squares in powdered sugar.

Recipe Tip

Serve date squares in small (1 5/8-inch) paper or foil cups.

Nutrition Facts (1 square)

Calories: 45

Fat: 3g

Cholesterol: <5mg

Sodium: 25mg

Carbohydrates: 5g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: <1g

Recipe #12665©2003Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

It's not Christmas without date squares. My family loves them. We give them as gifts for Christmas. In fact, my sister and her family request them every year. It's their favorite holiday treat.
These were great! Fast and easy to make - just as quickly disappeared!
Whenever I make this recipe, I always have many requests for the recipe. It's fast and simple and yields a lot. Very different in a positive sort of way.

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