Date Peanut Bars


These Date Peanut Bars are a delicious (almost guilt-free) snack. They are soft and chewy…and perfect for someone that loves nuts! The vegan chocolate topping can be omitted if you are looking to make a guilt-free version of these bars. I like to cut these into small snack-size squares that are easy to take on the go or in your lunch.

Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella shares a recipe for Date Peanut Bars using Genuine Health fermented Greek Yogurt proteins+.

This recipe uses dates, natural nut butter and coconut flour. Don’t be intimidated with these ingredients if it is your first time using them. These are super easy to make!

These Date Peanut Bars are made with fermented Greek yogurt proteins+ which is a versatile protein and the perfect addition to any smoothie or baked recipe. I love how the smooth texture of this protein easily incorporates into what I am making.

Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella shares a recipe for Date Peanut Bars using Genuine Health fermented Greek Yogurt proteins+.

Fermented Greek yogurt proteins+ is formulated to maximize absorption, strengthen your gut to improve digestive health, and provide 25 grams of fully-fermented protein from a clean, grass-fed California dairy. You will also feel good knowing that it is hormone and antibiotic-free, gluten-free, soy-free and non-GMO. 

Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella shares a recipe for Date Peanut Bars using Genuine Health fermented Greek Yogurt proteins+.

Fermented Greek yogurt proteins+ is available in vanilla (which I used in this recipe) and plain/unsweetened flavours at your local health food, grocery and drug retailers. They also have delicious, portable bars! Visit the Genuine Health website to find a store near you.

Genuine Health has provided a coupon for $5 off!

recipe

Date Peanut Bars
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Peanut Layer
  1. 5-7 Dates
  2. ½ Cup natural peanut butter
  3. 1 ½ Cups peanuts, unsalted
  4. 1-2 scoop fermented Greek yogurt protein+
  5. 1/2 Cup coconut flour
Chocolate Layer
  1. ½ Cup vegan chocolate chips
  2. ¼ Cup + 1 Tbsp. natural almond butter
Topping
  1. 1/4 Cup chopped peanuts
  2. 3 Tbsp. pumpkin seeds
  3. 1/4 Cup cranberries
Instructions
  1. Line an 8 inch square baking pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Peanut Layer: Add dates and peanut butter to a food processor. Blend until you get a sticky and crumbly mixture.
  3. Add in 1 cup peanuts and blend until fully-incorporated. Add in remaining ½ cup nuts, flour and proteins+. Pulse food processor a few times to incorporate.
  4. Pour this mixture into the prepared baking pan. Press down and smooth to create an even layer.
  5. Chocolate Layer: In a bowl, add the chocolate chip and almond butter. Melt in the microwave.
  6. Pour this chocolate mixture over the peanut layer. Smooth into an even layer. Sprinkle toppings evenly over the bars. Press gently into the chocolate layer.
  7. Freeze for 30 minutes. When set, remove and cut into bars.
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Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella shares a recipe for Date Peanut Bars using Genuine Health fermented Greek Yogurt proteins+.Bella signature

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  • bc21578

    It’s good that they are hormone free!

  • Alli Smith

    Who knew an almost guilt-free snack could looks so good? These bars have all my favorite things – nuts, chocolate and cranberries. Looks yummy!

  • Sarah Jean

    I love guilt free snacks! sometimes I might still eat too much but feel better once I remember all the good things I put into my body 🙂

  • Paula

    Those sound so good! They’re perfect for a quick breakfast or on the go snack. I love it.

  • This is making me so hungry. Lol. These look so delicious, thank you so much for sharing!

  • Jeanette

    This looks very interesting to try! I am always willing to try something new because I need something that helps me with my sweet fix and undermine my diet.

  • This looks amazing Bella!! I obsessed with finding new recipes for guilt free snacks!

    Meghan | BeyondBasicBlog.com

  • Emily @ Recipes to Nourish

    These look so good! I love dates and you can’t go wrong with the chocolate in there!

  • Wow those look so darn yummy!!!
    xo, Jessica || The Petite Diaries

  • Oh wow these look absolutely delicious and I would definitely love to try them myself. x

  • Pam

    These look really good. I have never heard of fermented Greek yogurt proteins before. I need to look for them.

  • Vera

    Oh my gosh these look so good!! I don’t think I have had dates like this before but would love to try it out.

  • These look and sound delicious. What a great source of protein, and perfect for those busy days.

  • Lilies + Lambs

    Yummm. So great to find a yummy and healthy treat this time of year! xx, Morgan

    http://www.liliesandlambs.com

  • Yum! I love nuts and this healthy bars looks delicious also super easy to make. Thanks for sharing this, will pin it now so I can try it soon 😀

  • Oh my! This looks SOOOOOO good! The best combo of what I love! Thank you!
    http://viabella-thebeautifullife.blogspot.com/

  • MichelleCat

    These are delicious! Got everything to make it too in my kitchen.

  • These look so tasty and healthy… and easy to make!

  • Those sound delectable and relatively easy to make. Those are two things I want in a dessert. Yummy!

  • Ruthie Ridley

    This looks so good!! Now I am starving!! YUM!!!

  • Rebecca Swenor

    These date peanut bars sounds delicious. We love dates and peanuts so this would be a great recipe. I have never made date bars before but I really love them. Thanks for sharing these awesome healthier bar recipe.

  • Carrie Chady Rundhaug

    These sound absolutely delish! I am not a huge fan of dates but I think I could totally fall in love with them like this.

  • I’ve been leaning towards healthier snacks recently especially since I would like to lay off the sugar. I think this would make a nice snack! Thanks for the recipe!

  • I seriously love dates!! These bars sound like the perfect snack or post-workout fuel!

  • Jeanine @ sixtimemommy.com

    Wow these look so good. I haven’t ever had a bar that looks this good, and would be perfect for on-the go snacks!

  • This looks healthy and delicious! I’ll be sure to save this recipe for later!

  • Heather Gullett Denniston

    Gorgeous shots and I love the use of the protein powder in there! Awesome!!

  • WhatWouldVWear

    Such a great recipe, Bella! My mouth is literally watering! YUM!
    xoxo, Vanessa

    http://www.WhatWouldVWear.com

  • CourtneyLynne Storms

    OMg these peanut bars look absolutely delicious!!!! I will definitely be giving your recipe a try!

  • TheNewClassy

    I am on board with trying these. I can’t say that I have ever tried anything like them before, but I am willing to give it a go now.

  • Lori Who Needs A Cape?

    What a tasty looking treat! I just love the flavors combination you’ve included, nice job!

  • michele d

    Your date bars look absolutely amazing! I can’t wait to try this recipe with my family.

  • These looked so good I had to go get the ingredients from Kroger today! Can’t wait to make them!

  • This sound super good! I love that they are a healthier snack too!

  • Kaitlyn Fickle Killebrew

    That looks healthy! I love all the colors and textures in the snack

  • I am not a fan of dates but I would eat them in this combination, with coconut flour and peanut butter. I love everything coconuty and I have used coconut flour before. It gives such a nice taste to everything you’re backing with it.

  • looks and sounds delicious! I love crunchy pieces and these dont even have any added sugar. They nake a perfect snack for me.

  • That looks delish i wish I had a piece now. I’m not a big fan of dates but they seem pretty good in this recipe. x

  • Megan Ogden

    Yum! I wish had these right now lol. I love dates. <3

  • Carly Ned

    Looks delicious! And relatively easy! I’ll have to give it a try 🙂

  • Well I am deathly allergic to peanut butter. However these do look healthy and I’m sure there’s something similar in almond butter (which I can eat).

    Nina
    aworldofdresses.com

  • Courtney Drew

    Wow those look so great! I they look so crunchy and healthy! I am defiantly going to have to try them!

    xo Courtney Stopa

  • All photos are amaaaazing! It made me hungry now! So yummy 😉 I need to try out!

  • Oh these looks so delicious! I’ll definitely be wanting to make this for the upcoming holidays. Thanks!

  • mail4rosey

    All of those delicious layers of goodness. Yep, I could happily taste test a few of those. 🙂

  • Farrah Less Gomez

    Im a peanut lover this recipe sounds perfect to me. I cant wait to try it for the next family get together and Christmas.

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