Homemade Nutty Chocolate Snack Bars

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I’m on a mission to make sure my family eats heathly.

And sometimes, that’s a bit like trying to get a sleepy snail to run a 10 mile marathon… painful.

But these Homemade Nutty Chocolate Snack Bars are like lightening fuel to that poor tired snail.  Va-va-VOOM!!!

These Super Healthy Homemade Snack bars are chocolatey, nutty and ADDICTIVE! Bonus: KIDS LOVE "EM.

I literally can not make these fast enough.  And I must confess, I’m a part of the problem.

They’re like litte  fudgy, nutty, chocolately bits of heaven. Sigh.

The recipe and instructions are down below, but first, here’s some eye-candy…

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It’s very easy to pit the dates. Just pull apart and the seed will be easily visible.
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Blending the dates and peanutbutter is super easy in this high powered Ninja!
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If you want the nuts and chips whole, just mix them in a bowl instead of pulsing in the mixer.
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Dump mixture into a greased sqaure glass pan.
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Use some wax paper and your hands to spreak the “dough” out. You might need to grease the wax paper a bit because it can be very sticky.
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Cover and freeze for an hour or two. Then slice.
These Super Healthy Homemade Snack bars are chocolatey, nutty and ADDICTIVE! Bonus: KIDS LOVE "EM.
Slice bars and gobble them up like a ravenous gorilla! YUM.

Homemade Nutty Chocolate Snack Bars

Homemade Nutty Chocolate Snack Bars

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

A healthy, nutty chocolate date bar.


  • 2 Cups of Pitted Medjool Dates
  • 1/4 creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 nuts
  • 2 TBS unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 1/2 Cup Mini Chocolate Chips


  1. Grease an 8x8 or 9x9 square glass pan.
  2. Add pitted dates and peanut butter to your mixer and combine until you get a nice paste.
  3. Add Cocoa Powder and blend until a well blended. You should start to see a dough-like consistency form.
  4. Add nuts and chocolate chips to blender and pulse until coarsly chopped. Or you can add them in a bowl if you want to keep the nuts and chocolate chips whole.
  5. Scoop mixture into pan and press out using a sheet of wax paper. You might need to lightly grease the wax paper because this mixture can tend to be a bit sticky.
  6. Once evenly spread, cover and stick it in the freezer for about an hour.
  7. Once thoroughly chilled, slice into bars.
  8. Store in a sealed container with parchment paper between layers for up to a week. But they probably won't last that long!
  9. Makes about 8-10 bars

When I don’t have these around, I crave them.  They are THAT good!

Now, how’s that for a great healthy snack?

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  1. Sounds and looks like those snack bars need to get inside my tummy and pronto!! Thanks for the recipe. Questions: where can we buy those dates around here and do you think I can make this in a regular, non-Ninja blender???

    1. They are sooooo good, Charlotte! The Kroger by our house has them and I keep on buying them!

      I’m sure you can make a regular blender work. I would just blend, pause, take a spoon and push things around and then blend some more. See how it works and let me know!

  2. Holy poo! Just made these with my kitchen aid. I could eat the “dough” as is! Found the dates at the Bedford Walmart of all places–amazing. I cannot wait to eat these and might swap blueberries for cherries in the next variation.

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