“Coconut-Cream” Date Snack Bars

These little snack bars are made of all-natural ingredients with no sugar added. Yet they are wonderfully sweet and satisfying and make for a great little snack when you’re on the go. With how naturally sweet they are, you could definitely have them as an after-dinner treat as well.

In the bowl of a food processor, add the dried dates and process a few short pulses until broken up. Add the nuts and process a few times until chopped into small pieces. Add the remaining ingredients and process until the mixture comes together (it may form a ball on one side of food processor).

Line a 9×5-inch loaf pan with plastic wrap, being sure it comes up the sides. Turn the date mixture out into the pan. Press down, to flatten and spread the mixture out into a smooth, even layer. (If the mixture is too sticky, try covering the mixture with the plastic wrap and press down.) Wrap the plastic wrap around the flattened mixture and refrigerate for several hours or overnight to set.

Once set, lift the mixture out of the pan and slice into desired number of bars.

Makes 6 to 12 bars (depending on size).

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  1. Shannon, I’m not surprised the went fast. 🙂 We used to grab Larabars quite frequently – on our day in town, a snack for the kids. That was until I learned about soaking nuts, which I didn’t think the Larabars had. But I haven’t tried all the flavors you have – my favorite is the chocolate too. I think there’s a chocolate mint I liked also? I don’t remember fully. I look forward to your variations. I don’t have cashews at the moment but am doing a big coop order next week – they’re going on my list.

  2. These look sooo yummy! I make a similar bar, with cocoa powder – kind of like the Larabars, only using soaked almonds. I think I’d really like these with the cashews and coconut.

    • Hi, Wardeh 🙂

      These are very similar to a Larabar, but with a yummy coconut flavor. I am going to try making other flavors, as well, in the near future. I was surprised at how fast they went around here. Everyone just ate them up…they couldn’t believe that the the sweetness was from only the dates (no added sugar).

      Have you tried the actual Larabars? I’ve only tried a few of the flavors (rather make them myself with soaked nuts). The flavors I’ve tried are the chocolate coconut, peanut butter cookie, pecan pie, gingersnap, and cherry pie. Out of those that I’ve tried, my favorite is the chocolate one.



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