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Shanibars - Raw Fruit Bars

I made some raw fruit bars today using Medjool dates, flaked coconut, homemade peanut butter (knew that would come in handy :)) and the Cacao Powder that I had in the cupboard and didn't know what to do with it.

Recipe below:

Prep 10 m Ready In 40 m

"This is an adaptation to an all-natural bar that is very popular, naturally yummy and very versatile. It tastes like you are eating a candy bar but there is NO Sugar Added -- it's nature's candy!! You don't need sugar because it's already sweet! Quick and easy, great for snacking, a grab and go bar!! Kid-friendly too!! Raw and no baking, no cooking required!!"


• 1 cup chopped dates

• 3/4 cup peanut butter

• 1/2 cup flaked coconut

• 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

• 1 pinch salt (optional)


1. Place the dates, peanut butter, coconut, cocoa powder and salt into a food processor. Cover, and blend until smooth, about 4 minutes. The mixture will be very sticky.

2. Press the mixture into a loaf pan lined with waxed paper. Refrigerate for 30 minutes. Remove the chilled mixture from the pan and slice into 6 bars. Wrap each bar in foil and refrigerate until serving. I made 5 bars, they would have been tiny had I split them into 6. They taste gorgeous and I would highly recommend them. Happy baking all - well you don't have to bake these. :)

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Wow, this is great. Thanks for sharing that recipe - great that you don't need to bake them - they look relatively easy to make. Mmmm. :-)

Zest :-) xx

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What can I say apart from they are absolutely gorgeous, I had one at lunch time today and they are so so tasty and they would cure a sweet tooth any day and a bonus that the ingredients are all natural. :)

Definitely very simple to make and take very little time.

Alicia :) xx


Hi Alicia, well you've done it again, this looks really tasty, a healthy treat...😊 And no baking.

Jerry 😊


They are stunning bars Jerry and I will certainly be making them again, the flavour is awesome and so easy to make. :)

Alicia :)


looks lovely ..i know i would like it as i love dates and most always have some in the fridge along with some other dried fruit like figs and apricots that i keep in the bedroom..

your recipe sounds very good and i think i will try it 😊


Thank you Hidden , they are so easy to make and taste absolutely delicious, definitely worth making.

Alicia :)

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These look really tasty, Alicia! :D x


Thank you Mel and they are so tasty I can't wait to make another batch but I had better only eat one at a time i.e. I had better not eat them all at once. ;)

Alicia :) x


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