Healthy Date Bars Recipe

Healthy Date Bars Recipe

2019-08-08
3.5 Stars (68 Voters)
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Easiest date bars recipe. These healthy date bars are vegan, no bake, gluten free and free of refined sugar. This dessert is the perfect guilt free snack. One of the easiest recipes you can find. You can take it with you to work or school, post or pre-workout or just serve it as a dessert.
DIFFICULTY
Easy
YIELDS
12
PREP TIME
35 Minutes
WORK TIME
5 Minutes
RECIPE CUISINE
World
INGREDIENTS
    • 400g (14oz) Medjool dates, pitted
    • 180g (6.3oz) walnuts
    • 2 tablespoons (30g) Natural peanut butter
    • 1 tablespoon (13g) Coconut oil
    • 2 tablespoons (15g) Cocoa powder
    • 1/2 cup (45g) Desiccated coconut
    • 1-2 tablespoons Sesame seeds
    • 1/8 teaspoon Salt
    • 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
DIRECTIONS

1. Prepare 8-inch (20cm) square pan. Line with parchment paper.

2. Place walnuts in the food processor and process for 20-30 seconds, until crumbly.

3. Add pitted dates, cocoa powder, coconut oil, peanut butter, desiccated coconut, vanilla extract and salt. Process until combined and sticky.

4. Turn the mixture out into the prepared pan. Sprinkle some sesame seeds. Use your hands or a spoon to firmly press the mixture into the bottom of the dish. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

5. Remove from the pan and cut into squares or bas.

COMMENTS (6)
  • D
    Damon
    7/1/2020

    Hello! I just made the healthy date bars. Easy recipe. The only thing is an 8x8 was almost to big. I ended up using a 6x9.5 which was perfect. Just wanted to pass that along fire whatever. They’re chilling in the fridge now and I can’t wait to try them out! Thanks!

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    Kimberly
    7/11/2020

    Hey. I am curious how long these stay fresh and how you store them? Thanks!

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    The Cooking Foodie
    7/13/2020

    You can store these bars up to 2 weeks in the fridge.

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  • M
    Maia
    7/19/2020

    Wow! These are sooo yummy. Taste like cake but healthy. Great recipe.

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    Rob
    2/16/2021

    These are fantastic. I make a couple of batches each week as my family loves them and they don’t last very long. So easy to make too. Thank you

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    Linda
    6/2/2021

    Looks a delicious recipe, I look forward to trying them out. I have two questions: 1) what other nuts can be used in place of walnuts? and 2) Do the bars soften quite a bit once out of the fridge? I'd like to use them on long hikes, so am hoping they can not become soft & gooey? Looking forward to hearing from you, thanks!

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