No-Cook Date Bars

5 Reviews
100% would make this recipe again

These high protein no-cook bars make for the perfect snack before or after doing sports.

Preparation : 25 min Standing : 45 min
250 calories/serving


16 fresh dates, pitted 380 g
1/3 cup peanut butter, natural 90 g
2 tsp vanilla extract 10 mL
1 cup rice puffs 16 g
1 1/3 cup almonds, coarsely ground 190 g
80 g unsweetened (dark) chocolate

Before you start

A food processor will be very useful to purée the dates and coarsely grind the almonds.


  1. Line one or multiple 20 cm (8 in) square baking pan with parchment paper, according to number of servings.
  2. Put the pitted dates in a food processor then purée. Add the peanut butter and vanilla then mix well.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the puffed rice and almonds. Add the date mixture then mix well. Tip this mixture into the prepared baking pan(s) and press the mixture so it is compact.
  4. Put the chocolate in a bowl, then put it in the microwave. Cook using short periods to avoid burning the chocolate. Spread the melted chocolate on top of the date mixture using the back of a spoon.
  5. Transfer the pan(s) to the fridge then let set for at least 45 min. Cut each squares into 12 pieces then serve.


The bars can be kept in the fridge for a couple of days in a closer container. They will also keep for a couple of months in the freezer.

Nutrition Facts Table

per 1 serving (60 g)


% Daily Value




13 g

19 %

Saturated 2.5 g
+ Trans 0 g

13 %


0 mg


50 mg

2 %


33 g

11 %


4 g

18 %


24 g

Net Carbs

29 g


6 g

Vitamin A

0 %

Vitamin C

0 %


6 %


10 %


This recipe is :
Excellent source of  :
Magnesium, Vitamin E
Good source of  :
Copper, Fibre, Manganese, Potassium
Source of  :
Calcium, Folacin, Iron, Niacin, Omega-6, Phosphorus, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Zinc
Low  :


1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Food Group Exchanges
Starches 0
Fruits 1 ½
Meat and Alternatives 0
Fats 2 ½
Other Foods 0

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5 Reviews (5 with rating only) 100% would make this recipe again
Recipe tailored to the needs of sports enthusiasts and active families

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