The Matrimonial Squares is basically oats crusts with dates filling in the center layer. It is very nutritious and great for potluck and party. We have no idea why it is called Matrimonial Squares – there must be a good story behind it. Do you know the story?
Base and Topping:
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 2 cups flour
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup butter
- 1/2 pound dates, pitted
- 2/3 cup water
- 1/4 cup sugar (ignore if you do not like it too sweet)
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
Click on the link below for the instructions.
Preheat the oven to 350 F.
Jean, thank you for sharing the two recipes with us.
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I don’t know where the name came from but they look delicious!!
Hello, I just came across your blog and think it’s great. I appreciate that you include photos alongside the step by step instuctions, it’s really helpful. Thank you and happy cooking! 🙂
Why the name “Matrimonial Squares”? Here’s my wild guess (for laughs only)…The ingredients are primarily oats and dates…A marriage is all about sowing wild oats and having dates? haha..
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