These are raw, vegan and gluten free, and make a great treat to satisfy your clean-eating chocolate cravings.  Even though there’s no sugar added, the dates are loaded with natural sugars so enjoy in moderation.  This makes a great energy-boosting pre-workout treat.

Make it happen:


  • 1.5 cups whole raw almonds
  • 1.5 cups organic oats
  • 3/4 cup organic unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 35 Medjool dates, pitted and roughly chopped (3 cups)
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup water

Chocolate Topping:

  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup raw cacao powder
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup or honey
  • vanilla

For the squares:

Throw raw almonds, oats, and dates in food processor, mix until it becomes small crumbs. Mix in coconut, coconut oil, and water slowly.  Add only as much water as you need to help the mix become sticky.
Spread over parchment-lined 8″x8″ cake pan and put in the freezer for an hour. Meanwhile…
For the chocolate:
Over very low heat in a small saucepan, add all ingredients and stir thoroughly to combine.  Pour slowly over well chilled and set squares.  Option to add a good sprinkling of pink salt.  Return to the freezer for one hour. Chop into 2″ squares and keep refrigerated.