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Chocolate covered date nut bars on a parchment paper that is placed on a wooden surface.
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5 from 4 votes

Healthy No-Bake Mini Date Nut Bars

You can easily make these 3 ingredient healthy no bake date nut bars when you want to eat something healthy and sweet! 
Prep Time25 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Healthy Snacks
Servings: 18 mini bars
Calories: 171kcal
Author: Meymi


  • 240 g (1 cup), packed medjool dates, pitted
  • 240 g (2 cups) hazelnuts*
  • 140 g (5 oz) dark chocolate 80% cocoa


  • Grease 8*4 inch (21*10cm) loaf pan and line the bottom and sides with parchment paper, about 2 inches(5 cm) of overhang on each side.
  • Soak the dates in hot water for 15 minutes or until they are soft.
  • Toast the hazelnuts in a pan over medium heat for almost 3-5 minutes.(If your hazelnuts are raw it takes 5 minutes. If you want to take the skin, rub the hazelnuts with your hands or with a paper towel) Stir in every 15-20 seconds to prevent them burning. Take them from the heat when they give off their aroma. Let them cool.
  • As the dates are soft enough, remove the pits. When the hazelnuts are cool, place them into a food processor and pulse for 8-10 seconds to make big and small hazelnut pieces. Remove the chopped hazelnuts into a bowl.
  • Put the dates into the food processor and pulse until they turn into a paste.
  • Add the chopped hazelnuts into the food processor and mix until dates and hazelnuts form a paste. Spread the mixture evenly with your hand and spoon into the pan.
  • Melt the chocolate over bain marie:Place the chopped chocolate into a heat proof bowl that sits over a pan of simmering water. Stir often. You can melt the chocolate in the oven: Place the chopped chocolate into an ovenproof dish. When the chocolate starts melting, stir the chocolate. Stir as needed.
  • Pour the chocolate over the hazelnut-date mixture and keep in the fridge for 15 minutes or until the chocolate sets. Slice the mixture into 6 even rectangle bars. Then slice each bar into 3. It makes 18 small squares.


*You can use 180g (1 and ½ cup) hazelnuts for chewy bars.
The calorie information above is an estimate that is provided by an online nutrition calculator.


Calories: 171kcal