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date nut bars
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5 from 4 votes

Date Nut Bars

Healthy delicious date nut bars covered with chocolate. Easy no bake dessert in 15 minutes! Vegan and gluten free!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: continental
Servings: 12 bars
Calories: 298kcal
Author: Harini


  • 20 dried dates reduce to 15 if using medjool dates
  • 8 dried figs optional
  • 2 cups mixed nuts almonds, cashews, walnuts, pistachios
  • 200 grams chocolate
  • dessicated coconut for topping, optional


  • Pit the dates and soak them in warm water for 15 minutes along with figs. Drain and grind to a fine paste in a blender or mixer grinder.
  • Measure the nuts and dry roast in a hot pan for 3-4 minutes in medium flame. Roast until nice aroma wafts out. Let cool.
  • Transfer to a dry grinder jar or food processor and pulse well. Do not grind into a fine powder.
  • Now mix the dates paste with pulsed nuts thoroughly.
  • Transfer to a plate or baking tray and spread well. Let it set for 30 minutes.
  • Melt 200 grams chocolate in microwave or in a double boiler until smooth.
  • Pour over the set nut mixture and refrigerate for 2-3 hours.
  • Top with desiccated coconut, slice and serve.


  • You can double the recipe.
  • Please do not alter the ratio of nuts to dates.


Serving: 12bars | Calories: 298kcal