3-Ingredient Chocolate Covered Date Nut Bars

4.8 from 16 reviews

These 3-Ingredient Dark Chocolate Covered Date Nut Bars are such a simple, good-for-you treat you’re most definitely going to want to keep your fridge stocked! All you need is a food processor, dates, nuts, melted dark chocolate and 10 minutes in the freezer for this healthy yet delectable dessert. Vegan and paleo-friendly.


  • 1112 Medjool dates (1 cup packed), pitted and soaked for 5 minutes, drained.
  • 1 ½ cups mixed nuts
  • 1 cup quality dark chocolate chips, about 6 ounces


  1. Line a 9×5 loaf pan with parchment paper, or use a silicone pan and place on baking sheet, set aside. You may also use an 8×8 square pan, your base will just be thinner.
  2. In a food processor add drained/pitted dates and nuts. Process until dates and nuts have broken down, and only small pieces of nuts can be seen. Mixture should be sticky. 
  3. Transfer mixture to prepared pan, pressing evenly into all corners and press down flat. I like this roller.
  4. Using stovetop and small saucepan over low heat, melt chocolate, stirring frequently until smooth. Pour over bars and spread evenly.
  5. Place bars in freezer for 10 minutes to allow chocolate layer to set, or fridge for a about 30 minutes. Remove bars from pan and place on cutting mat for easier slicing. Using knife, gently slice into bars.



Storing – Bars can be kept at room temperature but best enjoyed within one week. If storing in fridge, enjoy within two weeks.

Nutrition approximate, based on 1/12. Feel free to cut into smaller portions for bite-sized treats.


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