This dessert is unique and so amazing! Dont judge it until you try it! I didnt think I was a date fan until I had these things! Thanks Britt Mitchell for all the amazing African recipes you shared with me! I can't wait to make these again! You can use the Marie brand cookie/biscuits from world market or the Maria's cookies from Luckys, they are both pretty much the same.
Date Squares/ Ann's Marie Squares
1 pkg Marie Biscuits, broken into chunks (They are cookie/biscuits that you can find at luckys and world market)
1 cup sugar
1 cup butter
1 cup dates, chopped finely
1 pkg coconut flakes
Melt together sugar and butter and bring to a boil in a pot, stirring often. Whisk eggs in a separate bowl and temper, by adding a little of the hot mixture and whisking quickly while adding. Add the tempered egg mixture to the pot and bring to a boil. Add Dates and continually stir while boiling for 5-7 minutes. Remove from heat and add broken pieces of Marie biscuits and stir. Put in a greased 8x8 pan and cool completely. Cut into squares. Optional: roll in remaining coconut. EnJOY!