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chocolate and pistachios bars cut into slices on white parchment paper

Healthy No Bake Chocolate Nut Bars

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  • Author: Jennifer McDaniel
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 30
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 20 squares/bars 1x




  • 1/2 c. dates, pitted (~6 dates)
  • 1/2 c. pistachios, roasted, salted, shelled
  • 2 squares graham crackers (4 small squares or 2 large “sheets”)

Chocolate Nut Butter Mixture

  • 1 c. dates, pitted
  • 1/3 c. old fashioned oats, regular or instant
  • 1/3 c. peanut butter
  • 1/4 c. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 T. virgin coconut oil
  • 2 T. honey
  • 1 t. vanilla



  1. In a food processor or blender, combine dates, pistachios, and graham crackers. Pulse until the mixture is finely chopped but not too gooey.
  2. Transfer to a small bowl and refrigerate for 10 minutes.

Chocolate Nut Butter Mixture

  1. Wipe out the food processor/blender from the crust. No need to wash!
  2. Add all ingredients, dates through vanilla. Pulse until well combined.
  3. Transfer to a small bowl and chill in the fridge for 10 minutes.
  4. After both mixtures have chilled, assemble a small sheet pan and parchment paper.
  5. Place the parchment paper on the sheet pan. Pour crust onto the paper. Using your hands, press the crust into a rectangle. Your crust should be slightly thicker than a traditional pie crust.
  6. Use the parchment paper to shape out the sides of your rectangle.
  7. Once your crust is formed, top the crust with the chocolate nut mixture. Gently press the chocolate mixture on top of the crust until the crust is fully covered.
  8. Chill the bar for another 1o minutes before slicing.
  9. Slice into bites or bars!


Cook time is not “cook” but “chill”


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 130
  • Sugar: 17.1 g
  • Sodium: 41.2 mg
  • Fat: 4.6 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 22.5 g
  • Fiber: 2.5 g
  • Protein: 2.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg