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Healthy Coconut Date Bars

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Sweet, rich, and chewy, despite being "healthy", these bars are good snacks and excellent for breakfast! No refined sugar, plenty of oats, and it's hard not to eat three of them at a time. (So much for healthy.)

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Difficulty Level



Needed Items


  • 25 minutes prep
    18 minutes baking
    Total Time ~45 minutes


  • 1 1/2 cups oats (divided)
    1/2 cup shredded coconut
    10 oz pitted Medjool dates (about 28)
    1/2 cup walnuts
    3/4 tsp sea salt (divided)
    1/2 tsp baking soda
    1 egg
    1/4 cup plus 1/2 tsp coconut oil (divided)
    1 tsp lemon juice

Number of Servings

  • 16 bars


  • Food processor
    8"x8" baking dish
    Silicone spatula
    Parchment paper


  • Line baking dish with parchment paper
    Preheat oven to 325°

Additional Notes

The coconut is part of the flavor more than the texture of it. And I discovered these are great for breakfast!

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