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Easter Egg Hunt Squares

Oat, date, cocoa and Easter egg squares
The tastiest Easter egg hunt in town
  • Preparation 20 minutes
  • Cooking 40 minutes
  • Power 180°C (350°F)
  • Quantity 8-inch square baking pan
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Filling

  • 500 g (3 cups) Madame Labriski dates

  • 300 g (1½ cups) water

  • 15 g to 20 g (3 to 4 tbsp.) cocoa, to taste

  • 33 g to 44 g (3 to 4 tbsp.) dark or milk chocolate chips, or 12-14 mini eggs

Crumble mixture

  • 150 g (1/2 cup) Madame Labriski original date puree (or chocolate)

  • 80 g (1/3 cup) canola oil (or sunflower or vegetable oil)

  • 180 g (2 cups) quick-cooking oats

  • 90 g (3/4 cup) oat, whole wheat or spelt flour

  • 100 g (1 cup) chopped pecans

  • 20 g (2 tbsp.) shelled hemp seeds (or flax or chia seeds)

  • 25 g (1/4 cup) unsweetened shredded coconut

  • Pinch of salt

Decoration

  • Mini chocolate Easter eggs (milk or dark)

  • Ingredients
  • Steps
  • History

Ingredients

Filling

  • 500 g (3 cups) Madame Labriski dates

  • 300 g (1½ cups) water

  • 15 g to 20 g (3 to 4 tbsp.) cocoa, to taste

  • 33 g to 44 g (3 to 4 tbsp.) dark or milk chocolate chips, or 12-14 mini eggs

Crumble mixture

  • 150 g (1/2 cup) Madame Labriski original date puree (or chocolate)

  • 80 g (1/3 cup) canola oil (or sunflower or vegetable oil)

  • 180 g (2 cups) quick-cooking oats

  • 90 g (3/4 cup) oat, whole wheat or spelt flour

  • 100 g (1 cup) chopped pecans

  • 20 g (2 tbsp.) shelled hemp seeds (or flax or chia seeds)

  • 25 g (1/4 cup) unsweetened shredded coconut

  • Pinch of salt

Decoration

  • Mini chocolate Easter eggs (milk or dark)

15 steps

  • Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F).

  • Wash your hands properly.

  • Prepare the date filling: in a saucepan, combine the dates and water.

  • Cook for 7 minutes over medium heat, then stir and break the dates apart using a fork until you have a nice, creamy texture.

  • Add the cocoa and chocolate chips or mini eggs and stir vigorously until all the chocolate has melted.

  • Let stand.

  • Prepare the crumb mixture: put all the ingredients into a bowl and mix well.

  • Spread half the crumb mixture evenly onto the bottom of an 8-inch square baking pan and press down with a fork.

  • Spread the date filling over the crumb base.

  • Now cover with the remaining crumb mixture.

  • Decorate with mini eggs on top (as many as you like). And yes, you add them before baking.

  • Bake for 40 minutes at 180°C (350°F) or until the top is golden brown.

  • It’s going to smell deliciously like Easter in your house. Yumski!

  • They can be served warm… but are even better the next day or the day after.

  • Get ready to receive lots of compliments… and savour the moment.

History

A Madame Labriski-style healthy Easter dessert. Right, ok, it’s Easter so there’s a little bit more chocolate than usual. But because the rest of the recipe is super wholesome, you can happily indulge guilt-free.

I felt like making a dessert-snack that would be met with oohs and aahs of intense joy when I served it. I wanted something that was both spring-like and comforting at the same time. A unique dessert that would represent those famous Easter egg hunts. Hahaha!

Magicski! These Easter Egg Hunt Squares remind me of a hay field where loads of mini chocolate eggs have been hidden. You should have seen the reaction from my little boy (Adrien, aged 5) when I put the dish on the table: WOW MOMMY!

Mission accomplished.

You can make a gluten-free version of this culinary creation by simply opting for gluten-free ingredients.

Storage

  • One week in the fridge in an airtight container
  • Freeze well

We make life easier with our date purees

We make life easier with our date purees

Date puree - Original

Date puree is high in fibre and that’s why it can keep us going for long periods of time, while letting us enjoy the taste of pure happiness. The natural choice for all your guilt-free treats. Yumski!

100% recyclable packaging.

For more recipes sweetened with date puree

FAQ

How do you make date puree?

Buy date halves that are perfect for cooking and make your own date puree. Get the recipe here.

Madame Labriski, which dates do you use to make your puree?

I’ve been asked that question so many times that I decided to offer the actual dates used to make my date puree sold in grocery stores. How cool is that? Plus, these ones are date halves… to make life easier for you!

What can I use as a substitute for oatmeal?

Any kind of cereal flakes: quinoa, buckwheat, spelt, etc. If you are gluten intolerant, you can buy oatmeal that is certified gluten-free.