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No-Bake Date Nut Energy Bars

April 17, 2012

I am always looking for new, healthy snack ideas for the kids, and if I can come up with a no-bake recipe idea, then even better. My two boys love dried dates, so I thought this combination of dates, nuts and flaxseed would make a great healthy snack, dessert or breakfast idea. You’ll love these too. No-Bake Date Energy Bars are not only “no-bake”, they are also gluten-free and perfect for all of my friends following the Paleo Diet. They also make a great pre or post workout snack so enjoy!

This recipe was adapted from “The Dramatic Pancake”.

No-Bake Date Nut Energy Bars

Prep: 15 minutes
Yield: 1 dozen
11/2 cups pitted dates
1/3 cup dark chocolate cocoa powder
1/3 cup ground flaxseed
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup whole unsalted almonds
1/2 cup unsalted pecans halves
1/2 cup dried berry mix
1. Purée dates in food processor until almost smooth. Add cocoa powder, flaxseed, cinnamon, and vanilla. Pulse until all ingredients are combined. Add the almonds and pecans and pulse until nuts are finely chopped and incorporated into date mixture. Stir in dried fruit.

2. Spread large sheet of wax paper on work surface. Transfer date mixture to wax paper, and press mixture into 1/2-inch-thick rectangle. Wrap tightly in wax paper, and chill overnight. Unwrap block, and cut into bars. Store in wax paper and refrigerate.


22 Responses to “No-Bake Date Nut Energy Bars”
naomi says:
April, 22 2012at 02:02 pm
Alison-these look great!!! Wow-my son would love these. He is the healthy eater in the family. I can't wait to surprise him with this.
April, 19 2012at 01:14 pm
These look great. How fun that they're easy, no bake too.
April, 19 2012at 02:05 am
Perfect portable treat!
marla says:
June, 20 2012at 09:35 am
These bars look like exactly the kind of recipe I would love on hand before and after workouts!
Cassie says:
April, 17 2012at 04:29 pm
These sound so good, Alison! I love having healthy snacks around, especially for a quick breakfast when am running behind. I have all of the ingredients for these too!
April, 17 2012at 04:30 pm
wow, these sound awesome! i'm always looking for new, healthy snacks that i can eat when i'm on the go, + these look just like they'd fit the bill. thanks for sharing!
Lisa says:
April, 17 2012at 04:36 pm
OH my wow! I am making these tonight!
Tracy says:
April, 17 2012at 05:08 pm
All of your No-Bake recipes Rock! I am a huge fan of all that you do
April, 17 2012at 05:09 pm
I spent an entire 2 years when I first started blogging and posted about so many dessert balls, bites, bars...nobake is my friend! Love dates/nuts in any combo. These bars look fabulous!
April, 17 2012at 05:10 pm
No bake is always a wonderful way to go. These energy bars look lovely.
April, 17 2012at 05:24 pm
Love your variation of these bars, and I'm excited to have found your wonderful website! Looking forward to exploring more :)
April, 18 2012at 08:31 am
I love recipes that are easy like this! And I am loving the ingredients in this bar - yum!
Jeanette says:
April, 18 2012at 09:12 am
Love how easy these protein packed no-bake energy bars are. What a great snack for the boys.
April, 18 2012at 09:20 am
Alison, these energy bars look so good! I always get excited with "no bake" recipes..cuz I can't bake! :)
April, 18 2012at 09:31 am
This is one of my favorite textures to eat...and I love DATES!
April, 18 2012at 10:11 am
love these healthy and quick bites!
April, 18 2012at 12:13 pm
Dates are one of my favorites, too! And I love the addition of dark cocoa powder in these. Gotta give them a try.
April, 18 2012at 12:37 pm
I adore dates! What a great way to use 'em! Thanks :)
marla says:
April, 18 2012at 03:52 pm
Alison, these energy bars are exactly my kinda thing!!
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