This is an adaptation to an all-natural bar that is very popular, naturally yummie, and very versatile. It tastes like you are eating a candy bar but there is NO Sugar Added -- it's nature's candy!! You don't need sugar because it's already sweet! Quick and easy, great for snacking, a grab and go bar!! Kid-friendly too!! Raw and no baking, no cooking required!!

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place the dates, peanut butter, coconut, cocoa powder and salt into a food processor. Cover, and blend until smooth, about 4 minutes. The mixture will be very sticky.

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  • Press the mixture into a loaf pan lined with waxed paper. Refrigerate for 30 minutes. Remove the chilled mixture from the pan and slice into 6 bars. Wrap each bar in foil and refrigerate until serving.

Editor's Note

To be sure your bars are truly raw treats, look for raw cocoa powder at your specialty food store.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

308 calories; 18.5 g total fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 167 mg sodium. 33.2 g carbohydrates; 9.5 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (45)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/12/2011
Just made these they are so delicious. Unfortunately I didn't have any coconut so I used some chopped up almonds in place of the coconut. I also left out the salt and they were still very delicious. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/10/2012
I used whole pitted dates almonds instead of coconut. Tried to coat with coconut but not sticky enough. Used a commercial food processor. Tried adding more Adams peanut butter to no avail. Tasty but really messy to make and poor presentation. Read More
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56 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 39
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
08/12/2011
Just made these they are so delicious. Unfortunately I didn't have any coconut so I used some chopped up almonds in place of the coconut. I also left out the salt and they were still very delicious. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/12/2011
Just made these they are so delicious. Unfortunately I didn't have any coconut so I used some chopped up almonds in place of the coconut. I also left out the salt and they were still very delicious. Read More
(52)
Rating: 5 stars
08/16/2011
These were delicious! I didn't add the salt and used sweetened coconut because that's all I had on hand. I was a bit leery about making these since I'm not a huge fan of dates but the flavors that come through most distinctly are the cocoa and peanut butter. Even my 1-year-old enjoyed it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/03/2011
Really delicious! I used almond butter instead of PB. This is a great option for a high protein sweet treat. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/30/2011
I made these bars didn't come out sticky but maybe I mixed it too long. Besides that these bars are awesome instead of six bars I cut mine into smaller pieces and gave them to some very picky 6 and 7 year old girls and they devoured them without a problem. Thank you very much for this recipes. This is a new school and home favorite and the bonus is there is no sugar and kids think they are eating chocolate! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/10/2012
I subbed carob powder for the cocoa. There was no stickiness to these! Without a food processor I just finely chopped the dates and mixed everything together then shaped into balls. Delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/22/2012
Made according to the recipe and it is very good. Place in center of large piece of parchment fold up the sides and chill then cut into squares. Also made a batch with dried Kalamata figs almond butter coconut roasted almonds and 2 scoops vanilla protein powder. Excellent! One tip: spritz your processor and blade with non-stick spray for easy clean-up. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/20/2011
I've made this recipe twice using Jif Creamy PB. both times omitting the coconut & salt. The first time I used Sunsweet Whole Pitted Dates. Even though I didn't over mix the mixture came out dry. I added a little extra PB & that seemed to help. The bars turned out great & were consumed quickly. So today I made the second batch using Sunsweet Chopped Dates. These dates were obviously drier straight from the package (in retrospect probably better suited for wetter mixtures like cookie or muffin batter). I had to compensate with even more PB which threw the overall flavor balance off. Other than using fresh dates (not easy to find where I live I'd love ideas for how to improve the moistness when using packaged dates. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/24/2011
These are excellent tasting bars. I keep some in my frig when I need a good "pick me up". I also take them to work to snack on. Definate keeper recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2011
Brilliant! We had an unexpected gluten free visitor and I just whizzed up this recipe as a snack. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/10/2012
I used whole pitted dates almonds instead of coconut. Tried to coat with coconut but not sticky enough. Used a commercial food processor. Tried adding more Adams peanut butter to no avail. Tasty but really messy to make and poor presentation. Read More
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