Dates Granola Bars

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I was thinking of giving the 3 back-to-back series a break this month as well, like I did in August, but while simply browsing through my drafts, the idea for what I need to do this month hit me and here I am with it! ๐Ÿ™‚ Since I have been a vegan for five months, I have always looked at various ideas to satisfy my sweet tooth. I am feeling so amazed that there are actually ways of making sweets without having oodles of butter, eggs and milk in it. I have already shared some bakes on the blog before and will continue sharing more in the future, InShaAllah. Though I have now got back to having milk into my diet, my curiosity to try and make more vegan desserts is definitely not going to lay to rest for any time sooner. So this time it is three back to back vegan desserts for all my lovely readers… ๐Ÿ™‚

 

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The first one I selected to do were these amazing power packed bites of goodness. If you do a Google search, you will see a lot of vegan desserts are majorly based on dates and nuts. Both these natural foods are typical power houses of nutrients and you just need a little quantity to feel recharged and filled. I have seen many calling them “no-bake brownies” but I would prefer to call them by its name. ๐Ÿ˜‰ This is a delicious bar that combines the goodness of dates paste (I took the easy way out, you see!), granola and almonds, added some chocolate chips and desiccated coconut for an extra touch. These bars were simply amazing! I used this granola to make the bars but you can use store bought or any of your home made recipe. Guilt free at best, but it has everything that you need too… Try out these bars if you are in a mood for some sweetness but don’t want to go overboard with it. They make a good after-school snack or post workout bites too. Off to the recipe… And yes, do stay tuned for the other two recipes coming up in the next two days… ๐Ÿ™‚

 

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Dates Granola Bars

Course Snacks
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8
Author Rafeeda

Ingredients

  • 200 gm dates paste
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate drops
  • 1 cup granola
  • 1 cup almonds roasted and chopped
  • 1/2 cup dessicated coconut

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients into a bowl and fold well till nicely combined.
  • Press into a greased square pan and allow to set for 15 minutes.
  • Cut into 16 squares and serve!

Join the Conversation

  1. Sounds delicious! How do you make date paste?

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      I used store bought date paste dear, you get it in boxes in Lulu and C4… thanks a lot…

  2. Tasty and healthy bars! Would love to make these!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Beulah…

  3. Yay! I have almost 750 grams of date paste leftover from Ramadan! And just last night I took it out and kept to bring to room temp. F says I dont need to refrigerate, but I felt the need once I used a little of it. What do you think?
    So I was planning to make a cake, but now I seeing this, I am going to make this right away! ๐Ÿ˜€

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      If the kitchen is cool, then you don’t need to refrigerate it, but if it isn’t, like mine, then you may need to, though it gets hard once in the fridge. This is definitely healthier than a cake for sure… ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks a lot daa…

  4. this looks so good..healthy and yummy snack

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Gloria…

  5. Though not a vegetarian, I am all in for a vegan food. What not? These bars are healthy and they are definitely a whole lot better to snack on compared to oil loaded chips and what what.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      That is so true… thank you so much Nava…

  6. These look so good!! Looking forward to the next one.:)

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Kanak… ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. very tempting energy bar!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Veena…

  8. Healthy and delicious bars

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Beena…

  9. Healthy and lovely dates granola bars….!!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Remya…

  10. Looks nice. So has this vegan diet been working well for you ? I mean any improvements in health? Hope everything going well.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Going vegan did make me feel lighter though it did not affect my weight positively… Thanks a lot dear…

  11. looks yum and healthy

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks Razina…

  12. I love to use dates instead of sugar to make sweets too. These energy bars look awesome!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Angie…

  13. 3 stars
    Healthy and beautiful looking dates bars!! Loved it Rafeeda..

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Seena…

  14. Healthy, mouth watering bars…too good

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Jeena…

  15. Was looking for this kind of healthy bar. Finally found a very easy one. Thanks Rafeeda

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Shanaz…

  16. That’s so easy and delicious looking Rafeeda!I never tried such energy bars…In sha Allah will try soon!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Shazia…

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