Easy New Zealand Squares

Easy New Zealand Squares

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"Chewy, sweet, wonderful treat from my mother-in-law."
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50 m servings 280 cals
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Original recipe yields 9 servings



  • Calories:
  • 280 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 12.6 g
  • 19%
  • Carbs:
  • 41.9g
  • 14%
  • Protein:
  • 2.7 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 14 mg
  • 5%
  • Sodium:
  • 88 mg
  • 4%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Nutritional Information

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


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  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9 inch square pan.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.


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Tasted very good, but I found that the butter and molasses (subst. for golden syrup) just weren't enough moisture to bind the dry ingredients together at all. I added a beaten egg and it turne...

I also added an egg due to a viewer's suggestion. They are quite nice, could be fancied up with colored coconut.

If you like dates you will love this recipe. Fast, easy, chewy and NOT too sweet. I used corn syrup for "golden syrup" and I also added an egg like the previous comments suggested. This one i...

I doubled it and did need to add two beaten eggs, otherwise it was GREAT!

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