Vegan Chocolate, Date & Almond Bars
Chocolatey Date Almond Bars

Vegan Chocolate, Date & Almond Bars

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 20 min prep
Clock Icon for Prep Time 40 min total
Person Icon for Serving Size 8 servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 6 ingredients

If you are looking for a dairy-free, chocolatey holiday treat, our vegan bars offer a quick fix. They are super easy to throw together: date puree is poured over a lightly baked almond crust, then...


  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 cup dates, pitted
  • ½ cup hot water
  • ½ cup vegan bittersweet dark chocolate chips
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Nutrition Facts


291 cals


17 g

Saturated Fat

8 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

0 g

Monounsaturated Fat

2 g


34 g


27 g


5 g


5 g


4 mg


  1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees and line an 8-inch loaf pan with parchment paper.
  2. In a bowl, mix together almond flour, maple syrup, and coconut oil until a dough forms. Press the dough evenly into the loaf pan. Bake for 15 minutes until lightly golden around the outside. Let cool.
  3. Pour the hot 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 the freezer.
  5. Meanwhile, melt the chocolate in a microwave on 50% power, stirring occasionally, or in a 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 the chocolate is set and the date paste has hardened into a caramel-like texture.

Chef Tips

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

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