How to Make Your Own Date Bars

This coconut chocolate date bar recipe is guaranteed to not disappoint! It’s a little on the rich side, so I recommend this one more as a dessert than an actual snack. It would pair great with a glass of milk, too. My mouth is drooling just thinking about it.

Dates are a little intimidating, but they’re rich in fiber and taste surprisingly awesome. Some grocery stores have fresh dates in the produce section, like the Turnip Truck in Nashville. In other grocery stores, the dates are in the aisle with the nuts and figs.

*Pro tip: You’re going to want to buy the kind that has the pit still in it because they’re not as dried out.

Bring this one to work or to girls’ night and you’ll have people texting you later for the recipe - and how to find dates at the grocery store.

Time commitment

Prep time: 10 minutes

Bake time: 10 minutes

Set time: 20 minutes +


Package of dates (or 10 if you’re buying fresh ones)

Coconut chips (1 handful)

Almonds (1 handful)

Walnuts (1 handful)

Cashews (1 handful)

Pecans (1 handful)

Almond butter (1 spoonful)

Vanilla extract (Just a drizzle)

Cinnamon (Sprinkle to your liking)

100% chocolate (Just a few squares)


Preheat your oven to 350.

Cut all of the dates and remove the pits from them. Mix all of the ingredients together in a large bowl. Pour a little bit of water (maybe just a tablespoon or so) in it just to sit and let the nuts soften.

Chop all of the ingredients together in your ninja or food processor.

In a parchment paper-lined pan, pour the mixture out evenly. Flatten it as you spread it out.

Bake for ten minutes - just enough to the let the chocolate get goeey!

Let it sit for at least 20 minutes (if your in a pinch) to an hour in the fridge.