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No-Bake Date Bars

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These No-Bake Date Bars with chocolate are my new favorite easy snack recipe. They are made in 5 minutes with only 5 ingredients (including water), and they taste like brownie bites.

Healthy No-Bake Date Bars on a white paper

These guys are so good it’s dangerous! They are sweet, chewy, and perfect with a cup of coffee. Did I mention they are vegan and gluten-free?! Make a batch of these No-Bake Date Bars to have on hand for a naturally sweet snack whenever you need one.

Ingredients Overview:

Nuts: Raw almonds. 

Dates: Medjool dates because they are larger, juicer, and taste like caramel. 

Cocoa powder: Unsweetened. 

Optional for topping: Your favorite chocolate; dark, milk, or white. 

How to Store No-Bake Date Bars

Store in an airtight container in the fridge. They should last up to one week… but I bet they’ll be gone before then:-)

You can also store these treats in the freezer for 1-2 months.

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Healthy No-Bake Date Bars on a white paper

No-Bake Date Bars

Author Rachel
Prep Time 10 minutes
Freeze Time 1 hour
Yield 13 squares
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These guys are so good it’s dangerous! They are sweet, chewy, and perfect with a cup of coffee.
Kosher, Pareve



  • 10 large Medjool dates, pitted
  • 1 cup (140 grams) raw almonds
  • 6 Tablespoons (60 grams) cocoa powder 
  • 2 Tablespoons (30ml) water
  • a pinch of salt

Optional for topping:

  • 3.5 oz (100 grams) chocolate dark/milk chopped
  • 1 teaspoon oil (coconut, vegetable, Canola)


  • Line a small loaf pan with parchment paper.
  • Place all the ingredients in a food processor and process until combined and sticky. Scrape down the sides of the food processor as needed.
  • Turn the mixture out into the prepared pan. Use your hands or a spoon to press the mixture into the bottom of the dish firmly.
  • Cover and place in the freezer for one hour.
  • Remove from the pan and cut into squares or bars.


  • Melt chocolate and oil in the microwave at 30-second intervals until smooth and melted.
  •  Drizzle the melted chocolate over the bars. Let the chocolate set and enjoy.
  • Keep refrigerated.
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