August 5, 2013   By Kelly Bejelly

Nut-free Chocolate Date Bars

Every single time I go to the store, I break down and eat a Lara bar.  Now, this would be ok, if I could eat nuts but my silly self cannot eat nuts (well ones that are not soaked and dehydrated) so I break out with a rash on my hands horribly and Mr. Bejelly gives me THE LOOK.    I hate getting the look and seriously, I don’ t know why I keep punishing myself  so I had a tough conversation with myself  and said “Girl, stop eating nuts and just make some Nut-free Chocolate Date Bars.”

Nut-free Chocolate Date Bars

I wish I would have done this sooner because this recipe is crazy easy, requires no baking and is the perfect sweetness.  I ate way too many and was happy we had company over who demolished the rest.

Nut-free Chocolate Date Bars

 

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Nut-free Chocolate Date Bars

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 10
Author: Kelly Bejelly @ A Girl Worth Saving
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup of raw unsalted pumpkin seeds
  • 1 cup of raw unsalted sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cup of shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 4 tablespoons of Cocoa powder
  • 3/4 lb of Delget dates
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt

Instructions

  1. Place the pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, shredded coconut, cocoa powder and sea salt in food processor.
  2. Process for 1 minute.
  3. Add in the vanilla and 1/4 of the dates. Process for 1 minute.
  4. Add 1/4 more dates and process for 1 minute.
  5. Repeat until the dates are gone.
  6. Press the crumble into a pan lined with parchment paper and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  7. Cut into squares and enjoy!

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16 Comments

  • August 5, 2013 at 9:45 am

    I am so with you on the nuts, they have to be soaked and dehydrated! And so many pre-packeaged bars have nuts! But these look awesome:)

  • August 5, 2013 at 11:36 am

    You can’t even try to hide it when your hands give it away like that! Good idea to make your own that won’t cause a reaction.

  • August 6, 2013 at 4:56 pm

    I think these would be a great lunchbox treat, although I would have to snag a few for myself.

  • August 6, 2013 at 10:35 pm

    Mmmm, this sounds good!

  • August 9, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    Sounds good, I am looking for homemade bar recipes because it it too expensive to buy them at the store!

  • August 16, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    We’ve made a “raw brownie” recipe before that is similar to this – but this looks like it has a bit more texture with the seeds. I think we will have to try these next time!

  • Summer
    August 17, 2013 at 9:23 am

    Is the recipe missing something? I do not see coconut listed.

    • August 17, 2013 at 12:14 pm

      Summer, thanks so much for your comment! It is missing coconut shreds. I updated the recipe 🙂

  • Rachel
    August 18, 2013 at 2:54 pm

    These look delicious and I can’t wait to try them! Are you getting 10 bars out of a 9×13 pan? I’m thinking these might be perfect for an outing I have coming up. 🙂

    • August 18, 2013 at 5:16 pm

      I got way more than that Rachel. My pan was 8 x 12 and I cut them into 2 x3 pieces. I got roughly 20 bars.