Date Bars | Healthy Snack Idea

These date bars are made using raw ingredients and are perfect for when you are craving something sweet but want it to be healthy as well.

A small little part of me is not feeling the blog love this month. It is the part that issued a challenge with prizes that has been totally ignored that has made me feel just a little bit sad this month. I seem to not be succeeding with some ventures I am trying, and I am feeling slightly underwhelmed by everything. I know this sounds like a pity party but I am not that type of person. I really do try to find something positive in all the things that happen on a day to basis, even when they are VERY bad. I even have a daily gratitude to remind me I have so many things to be grateful for. And today, I am going to have to concentrate on that a lot. Last night while we were at the Harvest Dinner at Vergenoegd the charm bracelet Dave gave me, with a charm for each year we have been married came off my arm! I am very tearful this morning about losing something so precious to me. So, here is a whole post dedicated to some of the things I am grateful for.

I am grateful for:

  • a loving husband who cares about me all the time
  • a roof over my head, a bed to sleep in and food to eat and share
  • a car so that I can get to work and back
  • a job that allows me to employ other people
  • friends who love me and phone just at the right time
  • blog friends who leave me amazing comments
  • family who count every moment

Actually, I could go on and on – but I won’t. I will share one more thing I am grateful for. I have a friend who has been a part of my life for 30 years! She lives on the other side of the world and we stay in touch via email and phone. She has been a constant in my life, and we have been through a lot together. When she heard I was going to make a raw dessert she sent me an email straight away with a recipe. I am grateful to her for that, as I can share it with all of you. These date bars are fantastic and make a really healthy alternative snack. Now, I only wish I had bought them to work as I am starving!

Date Bars

This was originally published on the 23rd of March 2012 – in the uploading of my old blog to my new one, this post did not transfer properly and I lost the post as well as the 37 comments. 

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Date Bars

Recipe Category: Snacks
All Rights Reserved: An original recipe from Lavender and Lime


  • 130 g raw almonds
  • 75 g raw cashews
  • 250 g dried dates, pitted
  • 65 g desiccated coconut
  • 25 g cocoa powder
  • 1.25 mls flaked salt
  • 15 g raw honey
  • 90 mls coconut oil


  • Grease and line a square biscuit tin with baking paper
  • Add the nuts to a food processor and chop for 8 seconds
  • Set aside
  • Add the dates, coconut, cocoa, salt and honey and chop for 30 seconds
  • Return the nuts to the bowl, add the coconut oil and mix for 20 seconds or until mixture has a shiny appearance
  • Empty the mixture into the prepared tin and press down with the back of a spoon to create a flat surface
  • Using a knife, mark lines one way and then the other, to create squares
  • Refrigerate until solid
  • When solid remove from the tin and break into squares


Store refrigerated and as Kim says “Absolutely Delicious!”

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