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30 min or less, Dessert, Easy, Gluten Free, Oil free, Snacks, Under 400 calories, Vegan Recipes

Cherry-Date Raw Bars (6 ingredients, oil-free, sugar-free)

These Cherry-Date Raw Bars can be made in 5 minutes with just 6 ingredients, and they are oil-free and sugar-free. If you’re looking for a super easy and healthy dessert or snack, these are it.

Cherry-Date Raw Bars | via veggiechick.com #vegan #glutenfree Only 6 ingredients, oil-free and sugar-free.

Does anyone else get a dessert craving after dinner like I do? It’s seriously every damn time. I usually head straight for a spoonful of vegan chocolate chips and peanut butter, but sometimes, it’s better to have something a little healthier when that sugar craving strikes.

These Cherry-Date Raw Bars are sweet, using only the sweetness of dates, oil-free and completely addicting. AND you get bonus points for making these Cherry-Date Raw Bars entirely on the counter- no oven required.

To begin, add a sheet of parchment paper to the bottom of an 8×8 baking dish (silicon or glass works well). I usually place a large utensil on it temporarily to keep it in place.

Then, in a food processor, add the walnuts and ground flax seed. Blend until crumbly and fine. Then, add the medjool dates, unsweetened cocoa, vanilla and cherries. Blend until smooth. You may need to scrape down the sides of the food processor and stir and blend a few times until smooth.

Cherry-Date Raw Bars | via veggiechick.com #vegan #glutenfree Only 6 ingredients, oil-free and sugar-free.

Transfer to the 8×8 baking dish covered in parchment paper. Using your hands or a large spoon, spread and press down until even.

Cherry-Date Raw Bars | via veggiechick.com #vegan #glutenfree Only 6 ingredients, oil-free and sugar-free.

Freeze for 1 hour. Cut into squares and enjoy. Makes 20 small squares. Keep frozen in an airtight container or in the fridge.

Cherry-Date Raw Bars | via veggiechick.com #vegan #glutenfree Only 6 ingredients, oil-free and sugar-free.

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Cherry-Date Raw Bars (6 ingredients, oil-free, sugar-free)

Cherry-Date Raw Bars | via veggiechick.com #vegan #glutenfree Only 6 ingredients, oil-free and sugar-free.

These Cherry-Date Raw Bars can be made in 5 minutes with just 6 ingredients, and they are oil-free and sugar-free. If you’re looking for a super easy and healthy dessert or snack, these are it.

  • Author: Christin McKamey
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Total Time: 5
  • Yield: 20 squares

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups raw walnuts
  • 1/4 cup ground flax seed
  • 1 1/4 cups soft medjool dates (1/2 pound), pitted (about 13-15 dates)
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen cherries, thawed (and pitted)

Instructions

Add parchment paper to the bottom of an 8×8 baking dish (silicon or glass works well).

In a food processor, add walnuts and ground flax seed and blend until crumbly and fine. Add medjool dates, cocoa, vanilla and cherries. Blend until smooth. You may need to scrape down the sides of the food processor and stir and blend a few times until smooth.

Transfer to the 8×8 baking dish covered in parchment paper. Using your hands or a large spoon, spread and press down until even.

Freeze for 1 hour. Cut into squares and enjoy. Makes 20 small squares. Keep frozen in an airtight container or in the fridge.

Notes

*I tried using my Vitamix for this recipe but it didn’t blend very well. I would recommend a food processor with a sharp blade. =)

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 square

Dates are one of my favorite ways to add sweetness to desserts. Below are a few more date recipes worth trying: =)

Peanut Butter Chocolate Granola Bars

Chocolate Covered Almond Dates

Cinnamon Almond Date Bites

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2 Comments

  • We have made these three times so far at home. They are chocolaty and delicious. They really taste like a fudge brownie. Once we didn’t have any flax seeds at home, so we made them with chia seeds and they turned out fine that way too. They are definitely gooey, which is satisfying. Do you know what would happen if you baked them?

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    • Hi Leslie, so glad you like them! The chia seeds idea is great! And I have never baked them so I have no idea what would happen! =)

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