**for 18 squares

125g plain flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 pinch salt

150g dark brown soft sugar

3 eggs, beaten

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

200g chopped pecans

350g chopped dates

Luscious Date Pecan Squares Method

Preheat oven to 170 C / Gas 3. Grease and flour a 20x30cm tin. Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.

In a large bowl, cream together the sugar and eggs, then stir in the flour mixture. Stir in the vanilla, pecans and dates.

Pour mixture into prepared tin. Bake in the preheated oven for 35 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean. Cut into squares while cake is still warm.

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