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cutting squares out of the healthy date and nut snack bars on parchment

Healthy No-Bake Snack Bars

  • Author: Melissa Griffiths - Bless This Mess
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 20 1x


These Easy Homemade Snack Bars are healthy and taste amazing! They taste like Almond Joy bars and are perfect for school lunches or afternoon snacking.


  • 2 cups pitted dates
  • 3/4 cup raw cashews or almonds
  • 1/4 cup nut butter (I used natural peanut butter)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 pinch salt


  1. Toss everything into a food processor and process until the mixture starts to go smooth and clump into a ball. The dates will be all chopped up but you'll still have bits of nut.
  2. Turn the mixture out into an 8 or 9 inch square dish lined with parchment paper. Use your hands to firmly press the mixture into the bottom of the dish. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  3. Remove the bars from the pan and cut into pieces using a sharp knife.
  4. Store in an air-tight container in the fridge or freezer.
  5. Enjoy these bars cold or frozen.


  • I think a high power blender could be used to make these, but I haven't tried it myself.
  • If your dates are very dry or starting to turn a little white (happens when they dry out) let them soak in warm water for 10 minutes before using, strain well and then use.
  • Prep Time: 40 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Category: Snacks
  • Method: Food Processor
  • Cuisine: American

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