Golden Pecan & Date Squares

Português

Ah…. Heaven in your mouth!

Ingredients:

2 and 1/2 cups dates (soak in hot water for 10-30 minutes, keep the water)

Top and Bottom:

1/2 cup of the dates

1/2 cup pecans + 1/2 cup almonds

1 cup oats

1/2 cup shredded coconut

1/4 cup coconut oil

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp cinnamon

Caramel filling:

2 cups of the dates

1/4 cup of the soaking water

1/2 tsp salt

1 tbsp lemon juice + zest of 1 lemon

  1. Process all ingredients for top/bottom layer, except dates and coconut oil, until it forms a crumble/flour.
  2. Add the 1/2 cup of dates into the food processor and pulse until everything blends together.
  3. In a bowl add coconut oil to the mixture and mix with your hands
  4. Save around 3/4 of the mixture to crumble on top. Scoop the rest into the baking tray (square 8×8) and press down with your hands. Leave in the fridge for 5 minutes.
  5. For the caramel filling, process all ingredients and check if needs more water (depending on the consistency you want)
  6. Pour the caramel filling on the baking tray and evenly cover the bottom layer.
  7. Crumble the remaining mixture on top of the caramel layer, pressing a little to stick together.
  8. Keep in the fridge for at least 3 hours and cut in squares when ready

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Quadradinhos de Pecans & Tâmaras

Ah… Divinal!

Ingredientes:

2 copos e 1/2 de tâmaras (de molho em água quente durante 10-30 minutos, guarda a água)

Camada de baixo e cima:

1/2 copo das tâmaras

1/2 copo de pecans + 1/2 copo de amêndoas

1 copo de aveia

1/2 copo de côco ralado

1/4 copo óleo de côco

1/2 c chá de sal

1/2 c chá de canela

Recheio de Caramelo:

2 copo das tâmaras

1/4 copo da água

1/2 c chá de sal

1  c sopa de sumo de limão + raspa de 1 limão

  1. Processa todos os ingredientes da camada de cima/baixo, excepto tãmaras e óleo de côco, até formar uma massa tipo farinha/crumble
  2. Adiciona o 1/2 copo de tâmaras e no processador até ficarem envolvidas na mistura.
  3. Coloca a mistura numa taça e adiciona o óleo de côco, misturando bem.
  4. Guarda 3/4 da massa para o topo de crumble. Coloca o restante na base de tabuleiro (8×8) pressionando bem com as mãos. Deixa o tabuleiro no frigorífico durante 5 minutos
  5. Para o recheio de caramelo, processa todos os ingredientes e adiciona mais água se necessário
  6. Retira o tabuleiro do frigorífico e espalha o caramelo uniformemente por cima.
  7. Espalha a restante massa por cima em crumble.
  8. Coloca no frigorífico durante pelo menos 3 horas antes de cortares em quadrados.
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