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Chocolate Date Bars

Chocolate Date Bars (aka the best vegan dessert ever!). If you are looking for a vegan, healthy, delicious and easy to prepare dessert, this is the recipe! These bars are delicious, made with simple ingredients, crunchy and creamy at the same time... absolutely yummy!
Prep Time40 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dessert
Keyword: date squares, Healthy dessert, healthy vegan dessert, vegan chocolates, Vegan dessert
Servings: 20 small squares
Author: Annie



  • 2 cups pitted dates
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup or date/agave syrup
  • 2 ½ tbsp cocoa
  • ½ tbsp hot water only if the dates are a bit dry
  • 1 cup chopped peanuts or any other type of nut/seed

Chocolate coating

  • 150 g dairy-free chocolate
  • 1 ½ tbsp coconut oil


  • Process dates with maple syrup and cocoa.
  • Transfer to a bowl, add the peanuts and mix.
  • Transfer the paste to a piece of parchment paper or silicone mat.
  • Slightly wet your hands and press to shape an even square.
  • Freeze for 2-3 hours.
  • Remove from the freezer and cut into squares or rectangles.
  • To make the chocolate coating, add the chocolate and oil to a bowl. Melt in the microwave or au bain-marie.
  • Using two forks, dip the squares in the chocolate until they are completely coated, let the excess chocolate drip off and transfer to a piece of parchment paper or silicone mat.
  • Freeze until hardened.
  • Optionally you can drizzle some more chocolate on top (just melted chocolate without oil) to make them look cuter and add a little bit of sea salt to give it an extra kick.
  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator or freezer.