{recipe} No-Bake Date Nut Snack Bars

Are you prone to snack attacks? Heaven forbid I’m not carrying a bag of nuts or crackers with me at all times – because I get seriously hangry and it’s not pretty. In an attempt to make things a little more interesting and a little more healthy, I have been experimenting with some snack bars. These are the simplest and the best – with just dates, nuts, coconut, and a sprinkling of flaky sea salt.

No-Bake Date Nut Snack Bars

These are great for an airplane ride, hike, or post-gym snack – or just to carry in your purse in case of emergency. You just pulse everything together in the food processor, press it into a pan, refrigerate and cut. And then: snack!


Oh, and this recipe is also Paleo and Whole30 compliant – in case you’re into that kind of thing! Is it snack time yet?

no-bake date nut snack bars

RECIPE: No-Bake Date Nut Snack Bars
makes 6 bars


  • 15 fresh Medjool dates, pitted
  • 1 1/2 cups unsalted pecans (can use other nuts if desired)
  • 1/2 cup flaked unsweetened coconut
  • flaky sea salt


  • Put pitted dates in a bowl. Cover with warm water and wait 5-10 minutes. Drain water.
  • Meanwhile, prepare a loaf pan with parchment paper, cooking spray, or a light brushing of coconut oil.
  • Put drained dates,┬ápecans and coconut in a food processor.┬áPulse until nuts are in very small pieces.
  • Press very firmly into the prepared pan. It’s important to press down as hard and thoroughly as possible so the bars stick together.
  • Refrigerate or freeze for 1-2 hours before cutting. Cut into 6 bars. Wrap individually in plastic wrap or parchment. Store in the fridge until ready to take with you.
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