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.

Carolyn Casner
Source: EatingWell.com, October 2018


Recipe Summary

15 mins
1 hr 15 mins


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; protein 3.4g 7% DV; carbohydrates 15.4g 5% DV; exchange other carbs 1; dietary fiber 2.2g 9% DV; sugars 9.8g; fat 10.3g 16% DV; saturated fat 4.2g 21% DV; vitamin a iu 1.5IU; vitamin c 0.1mg; folate 7.4mcg 2% DV; calcium 26.2mg 3% DV; iron 1mg 6% DV; magnesium 44.8mg 16% DV; potassium 186.7mg 5% DV; sodium 37.5mg 2% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 5% DV.