Black Treacle and Date Bars

I fancied making a sweet treat today, and I impulsively had bought a tin of black treacle during the start of lockdown, so I decided to make the most of it now. It turns out my pack of dates, also bought on impulse during lockdown, and were nearing expiration, so it was good to use them up too.


250G self-raising flour

1 tsp. baking powder

½ tsp. bicarbonate of soda

½ tsp. ground ginger

½ tsp. mixed spice

1 tsp. cinnamon

175g dried dates, chopped

100g black treacle

80g vitalite

80g coconut oil

100ml warm water




Mix all the dry ingredients together

In a pan add the dates, vitalite, coconut oil, water and black treacle and cook over a low heat until combined

Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix together

Place in a greased and/or lined baking tin and cook at 220 degrees for about 25 minutes until a skewer comes out clean


Published by flodebtfreediary

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