Date Bubble Slice

I only just discovered dates about a year ago, and when I did, I wondered why I hadn’t ever tried them before.  I have made Sticky date pudding numerous times since then (I’ll be adding that recipe in the future), and was happy to find this recipe for something a bit different.  The very small ingredient list certainly attracted me, so I asked hubby to make it one day while I was at work.  The result was “YUM!”  Sweet enough to satisfy a craving, but not too sweet to be sickly.

My husband made the recipe using margarine as per the original recipe, but when I made it yesterday I made it with coconut oil instead.  I figured that coconut oil will solidify when cool so the slice keeps it shape (just like the margarine would do), but it would also add a nice coconutty flavour to the slice – and everyone knows that dates and coconuts go together.

The verdict was that the coconut oil version had a nicer taste, but the margarine version had a better texture.  Next time I’m going to try half-and-half.  (The photo is of the coconut oil version.)

Date Bubble Slice

Date Bubble Slice

Ingredients:

  • 125g dairy-free margarine (or 1/2 cup virgin coconut oil)
  • 1 cup dates, finely chopped
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 cups rice bubbles

Method:

Combine the margarine/coconut oil, vanilla, dates and sugar in a saucepan. Bring to the boil over a medium heat. Simmer, stirring constantly, for five minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the rice bubbles. Press into a baking paper lined slice tray. Set in the fridge. Cut into squares to serve.  Store in an air-tight container away from heat.

Adapted from: Cheapskates Club Newsletter

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