Dates and Oatmeal Chocolate Bars

Dates and Oatmeal Chocolate Bars

No butter, no brown or white sugar, no flour and no banana in these delicious dates and oatmeal chocolate bars!  What’s not to love? These bars are easy to pack, absolutely delicious and are a bite of goodness.

Its been a while since I made chocolate anything with the exception of my recent no bake vegan chocolate cheesecake and this easy chocolate cheesecake  which is also vegan and amazing! 

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Before that was possibly 2018 with chocolate covered bars and the healthy chocolate ice cream pudding squares. 2019 seemed to take off with loads of dinner recipes.

These recent cake recipes as well as these honey nut and date bars have been such a hit with family and friends (my tasters 🙂  and hopefully you will love them too. 

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Dates and Oatmeal Chocolate Bars

With a few ingredients that you possibly have in the cupboard already these bars are no more than 10 minutes to make. The fridge setting time is at least 30 minutes, enough time to clean up and follow me on Instagram 😍.  Take them out and cut into squares, triangles or simply break it off as I always do.

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The melted chocolate does an excellent job of holding the ingredients together firmly so there was no reason to add oil! In this recipe without the melted chocolate I found that the oil did make a difference.

Dates and Oatmeal Chocolate Bars

Dates and oatmeal covered in chocolate, what's not to love? 
Keyword chocolate, healthy bars, snack, sweet
Prep Time 10 minutes
Resting Time 30 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 6 people


  • 1/2 cup oats (+ 1/4 cup)
  • 1/2 cup pitted & chopped dates
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter melted
  • 1/2 cup coconut (unsweetened)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup mixed raw nuts (roughly chopped)
  • 1/2 cup cranberries
  • melted chocolate
  • fresh fruit
  • mixed seeds (optional)


  • In a food processor add the oats and chopped dates and give it a quick whiz. 
  • Pour into a bowl and add the melted peanut butter, oats, coconut, cinnamon, nuts (leave some for topping), seeds (if adding), cranberries (leave some for topping) and pour in half of the melted chocolate. 
  • Press into a tray lined with baking paper and leave in the freezer for 10 minutes before transferring to the fridge. 
    Cut and drizzle with chocolate, sprinkle nuts and more cranberries. 
    Store in the fridge in a container. 

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