Date and Nut Bars

You can’t have too many recipes for homemade energy bars and here’s our latest addition to the rotation – a perfectly soft, chewy, nutty concoction that will propel any and all outdoors adventures, as well as get you out of those mid-afternoon dips. Wrap these up and bring them on the go, or just keep them in a container in the fridge and munch away as you please.

These have that classic date sweetness and a really nice nutty flavor, and if that’s not right up your alley, feel free to check out these Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Granola Bars – one of the most popular recipes on this site, as a matter of fact. Another favorite is these No-bake Apple Cinnamon Granola Bars, which accompanied us on our most recent ski trip. Basically, making your own energy bars is where it’s at, and we hope you’ll find your own favorite around here!

För recept på svenska, klicka här: Energibars med dadlar och nötter

Makes 8 bars
Total Time: 20 min + time to set

Ingredients

150 ml hazelnuts (90 g), toasted and peeled*
150 ml walnuts (65 g), toasted
200 g dates (350 ml)
100 ml shredded coconut
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1 tbsp water

Instructions

  1. Place the walnuts and hazelnuts in a food processor and pulse until the nuts are coarsely chopped. 
  2. Add in the dates, coconut, cinnamon and salt and pulse until the dates are in small bits and everything is mixed together. Pour in water and pulse a few more times. 
  3. Pour out the mixture into a parchment paper lined loaf pan, making sure to press down hard to form a compact layer. 
  4. Refrigerate for a few hours before cutting. Store in the fridge or freezer.

*For instructions on how to toast and peel hazelnuts, check out the recipe for our No-bake Apple Cinnamon Granola Bars.

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