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5 from 4 votes

Caramel Date Slice

A super easy melt & mix caramel date slice that is ready in just 30 minutes. Loved by the whole family, this slice is perfect for tucking into the lunchbox, and is great to whip up for afternoon tea.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 16 slices
Calories: 152kcal
Author: Tania @ The Cook's Pyjamas


  • 113 g (4 ozs) unsalted butter
  • 113 g (4 ozs) dark muscavado sugar
  • 150 g (1 cup) plain flour
  • 90 g (1/2 cup) chopped dates
  • 45 g (1/4 cup) chopped pecans
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch salt


  • Pre-heat the oven to 175C (155C fan forced).
  • Grease and line a 17cm x 27cm slice tin, and set aside.
  • Place the butter and sugar into a medium saucepan.
  • Gently stir the saucepan contents over a low-medium heat until the butter melts, then increase the heat to medium and bring the mixture to a boil. 
  • As soon as the mixture comes to a boil, remove the saucepan from the heat and allow it to cool slightly. I normally do this step, then chop my nuts and dates whilst the mixture cools a little
  • Add the remainder of the ingredients to the saucepan, and mix to combine.  You should have a soft dough.
  • Press the dough into the lined tin with the back of a silicone spatula, and level out the top of the slice as best you can. 
  • Bake for 20 minutes, until the slice is slightly risen and golden brown.
  • Allow to cool completely in the tin, then slice into 16 pieces with a sharp knife.
  • Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week. 


Keeps for up to a week in an airtight container.