Country Date Squares


Preparation info

  • Makes

    12–16 squares

    • Difficulty


Appears in

The Plant-Based Cookbook: Vegan, Gluten-Free, Oil-Free Recipes for Lifelong Health

The Plant-Based Cookbook

By Ashley Madden

Published 2021

  • About

This is a classic and essential dessert recipe where I come from (beautiful Newfoundland), but with a nutritional makeover. The recipe has two parts; the crust (used for the top and bottom) and the filling. Both the crust and the filling require soaked dates and it’s best to measure and soak them separately.



  • teaspoons whole psyllium husk
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 cu



  1. Soak the dates for the crust and filling in hot water and in separate bowls. Position the oven rack in the middle of the oven and preheat to 350°F. Line an 8 x 8-inch