Easy New Zealand Squares

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Chewy, sweet, wonderful treat from my mother-in-law. A cake with coconut and dates is baked, and cut into chewy squares.

INGREDIENTS (for 9 servings):


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9 inch square pan.
  • 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.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 20 to 30 minutes. Sprinkle top with 1/8 cup coconut.

  • Note:

    Golden syrup can be found in some supermarkets, and many gourmet markets. It can be substituted with corn syrup or molasses.