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vegan Date bars
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5 from 2 votes

Vegan Date Bars

These healthy vegan date bars are made from all natural ingredients and are the perfect make ahead snack to keep in the fridge.
Prep Time15 mins
Chill time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 15 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American, Arabic
Keyword: date bars, gluten free bars, healthy bars, healthy dessert, homemade bars, post workout snack, vegan date bars
Servings: 16 bars
Author: Heifa

Ingredients

  • 1.5 cups Almonds unsalted
  • 1.5 cups Walnuts unsalted
  • 8 Medjool dates softened, pitted
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Flavoring
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 5 1/2 tbsp Coconut Oil melted
  • Pinch of salt

Filling

  • 16 Medjool Dates softened, pitted
  • 6 tbsp Nut Butter Almond butter is preferred, crunchy or creamy
  • 3 tbsp Cocoa Powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Flavoring
  • 1.5 tbsp Water

Instructions

  • In a food processor, pulse together all the crumb base ingredients for a minute until it comes together nicely. Set aside a 1/4 of this to top off the bars. Use the rest for the base of the bars. Line an 8x8 deep baking pan with parchment paper. Add the crumb base and spread out evenly in the pan.
  • In the same processor, add the filling ingredients and pulse until it comes together like a paste. Spread this entirely on top of the base evenly.
  • With the extra crumb, top off the filling. Spread out the crumb and press gently into the filling to cover the top.
  • Cover with aluminum or platic wrap and chill in the fridge for 2 hours.
  • Cut into 16 squares after being chilled and enjoy.
  • Store the remainder in an airtight container lined with wax paper to prevent sticking to one another and keep in the fridge for your go to snack!

Notes

Dates must be soft and Medjool is recommended since it is meatier.
To soften, place in the dates in a bowl with warm water for 15 minutes and then take out the pit before pulsing in the food processor.
Coconut oil is recommended for the base but if that is not available to you then you can use butter but coconut oil is a healthier flavorful option.
Make sure to keep these chilled in-between snacking or the filling will soften.
You can also use entirely almonds or entirely walnuts for the base and not half of each.