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Healthy Date Bars

Written by COA Nutrition Team On January 8, 2021

Easiest date bars recipe. These healthy date bars are vegan, no-bake, gluten-free and free of refined sugar. This dessert is the perfect guilt-free snack.


  • 14oz Medjool dates, pitted
  • 1 ½ cups of chopped walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons Natural sunflower butter
  • 1 tablespoon Coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons Cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup shredded dry coconut
  • 1-2 tablespoons Sesame seeds
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract


  1. Prepare an 8-inch square pan. Line with parchment paper.
  2. Place walnuts in the food processor and process for 20-30 seconds, until crumbly.
  3. Add pitted dates, cocoa powder, coconut oil, sun butter, coconut, vanilla extract and salt. Process until combined and sticky.
  4. Turn the mixture out into the prepared pan. Sprinkle some sesame seeds. Use your hands or a spoon to firmly press the mixture into the bottom of the dish. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  5. Remove from the pan and cut into squares or bars.

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