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5 from 1 vote

No-Bake Dark Chocolate Cherry Coconut Energy Bars

A homemade fruit and nut energy bar, easily customizable with what fruit and nuts you have on hand. The dates are the only ingredient I wouldn't swap out!
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 14 bars
Calories: 196kcal
Author: Michelle Miller


  • 1 cup cashews
  • 1 cup rolled oats (use gluten free, if necessary)
  • 1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 10 Medjool dates (soaked in hot water for 1-2 minutes)
  • 1 cup tart dried cherries
  • 1/4 cup chopped 85% dark chocolate
  • 1 tablespoon unrefined coconut oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt


  • Add cashews, oats and coconut to a food processor. Process for 1-2 minutes, until a coarse meal forms.
  • Add dates, and process until they are mixed in well.
  • Add cherries, coconut oil, dark chocolate, and sea salt. Pulse until well combined. Do not process for too long, or the chocolate will melt. If the mixture isn't coming together into a dough quickly, add 1 tablespoon of water or almond milk.
  • Add the dough into a large plastic ziplock bag, and use a rolling pin to flatten into a large rectangle.
  • Freeze for 2-3 hours, or overnight.
  • Rip the plastic bag open, and cut into 14 small bars.
  • To make quicker, the dough can also be rolled into balls.
  • The bars and balls store best in the freezer, and will last for several months if frozen.


Calories: 196kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 91mg | Potassium: 239mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 333IU | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 1mg