A great snack to grab and go or to hold you until lunch or dinner. Simple ingredients and simple to make.

A Day In the Kitchen


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Place dates in a bowl and cover with several inches of cool water until soft, 30 to 60 minutes. Drain, squeeze out extra liquid, and reserve. Chop dates into a thick paste.

  • Combine dates with cashews, vanilla extract, and salt in a bowl. Fold in chocolate chips. Press mixture firmly into a parchment paper-lined 8-inch baking pan until compact. Refrigerate until set, 1 hour to overnight.

  • Cut into bars.

Cook's Notes:

You will not need to soak dates if they are already soft.

You can also mix dates and cashews together using a food processor. If the mixture seems too dry, add reserved dates water, 1 teaspoon at a time until mixtures sticks together but is not too wet.

Store in a sealed container (or wrap individually) in the fridge.

Nutrition Facts

221 calories; 12.1 g total fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 284 mg sodium. 28.2 g carbohydrates; 4.1 g protein; Full Nutrition