Chocolatey Date Almond Bars

Vegan Chocolate, Date & Almond Bars

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 20 min prep
Person Icon for Serving Size 8 servings

If you are looking for a dairy free chocolatey holiday treat, our yummy vegan Chocolate Date & Almond bars are a quick fix. They are super easy to throw together: date puree is poured...


Ingredients

    1 cup almond flour

    3 tablespoons maple syrup

    3 tablespoons coconut oil

    1 cup dates, pitted

    ½ cup hot water

    ½ cup bittersweet dark chocolate chips

Nutrition Facts

Calories

288 cals

Fat

17 g

Saturated Fat

8 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

0 g

Monounsaturated Fat

2 g

Carbohydrates

34 g

Sugar

26 g

Fiber

5 g

Protein

5 g

Sodium

4 mg

Directions

  1. Preheat an oven to 350 F and line an 8 inch loaf pan with parchment paper
  2. In a bowl, combine almond flour, maple syrup, and coconut oil until a dough forms. Press the dough evenly in the loaf pan. Bake for 15 minutes until lightly golden around the outside. Let cool.
  3. Pour the water over the dates and let sit for 5 minutes. Blend the water and dates together until smooth.
  4. Spread the date paste on the almond crust in an even layer. Chill in freezer.
  5. Meanwhile, melt chocolate in a microwave on 50% power, stirring occasionally, or double boiler. Once the chocolate in melted, pour it over the date paste, spread evenly and return to freezer to set.
  6. Cut the bars into desired size when they chocolate is set and the date paste has hardened into a caramel texture.

Chef Tips

We recommend using bittersweet dark chocolate chips as they are quick and easy, but you can also use block cooking chocolate if you prefer it.

Registered Dietitian Approved

All our recipes are created by chefs and reviewed by our Registered Dietitian Kate Ueland, MS, RD, CSO, a board-certified specialist in oncology nutrition, to ensure that each is backed with scientific evidence and follows the guidelines set by the  Oncology Nutrition for Clinical Practice, 2nd Ed.,  published by the Oncology Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group, a professional interest group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.


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