With just five ingredients, these simple, no-bake energy bars are tastier than any bars you can buy! Dates, cashews, almonds and coconut whir up in the food processor for an easy homemade version of a Larabar. Pack one up for a healthy snack for work, or send some off with your kids for an energizing snack before soccer practice. Source: EatingWell.com, October 2018

Carolyn Casner


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Soak dates in hot water to cover in a medium bowl for 10 minutes. Drain.

  • Meanwhile, line a 9-by-5-inch loaf pan with parchment paper, leaving extra hanging over 2 sides. Lightly coat with cooking spray.

  • Process the soaked dates, coconut, almonds, cashews and salt in a food processor until very finely chopped. Spread the mixture evenly and firmly in the prepared pan. Refrigerate until cold, at least 1 hour.

  • Using the parchment paper overhang, lift the loaf and place it on a cutting board. Cut into 8 bars.


To make ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 5 days.

Nutrition Facts

155 calories; 10.3 g total fat; 4.2 g saturated fat; 38 mg sodium. 187 mg potassium; 15.4 g carbohydrates; 2.2 g fiber; 10 g sugar; 3.4 g protein; 2 IU vitamin a iu; 7 mcg folate; 26 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 45 mg magnesium;