Sizzling Tastebuds, Snacks

Zero Cook Dates Energy bars

For the last in the series
both for this month as well as this week’s theme of cooking from my paired
blogger – Sandhya – I chanced upon these Energy barswhich she had made
recently. A great snack to have between meals or for the kids when they come back from school or any outdoor activity.

I had made something else for today from my blog, but I had to make
it for the kids. We all liked it for 4 major reasons : it was sugarfree, zero cook, nutty
and healthy. 

If you still need a reason to
make this, scroll down to the recipe below.  Sending this toBM # 53under
bookmarked recipes.


Prep time : 15 mins | Zero
Setting time : 24 hours | Makes : about 18 bars
(Medium sized)

Keeps : up to a week
under refrigeration


  • Almonds  – 2/3 cups
  • Dates – about 10-15
  • Figs / Anjeer – about 3-4 nos
  • Pistachios – 2 TBSP (optional)
  • Raisins – two handfuls
  • Walnuts – 2 handfuls
  • Candied amla (gooseberry) – 2
    tsp (totally optional)
  • Cardamom powder – 1/2 tsp
  • (Yup ! no sugar at all :-))



Stage 1: 

  1. Roast the almonds, walnuts
    separately (microwave for 30-45 seconds) & cool. This step is optional but
    recommended. Lightly pulse them separately in dashes for 3-4 seconds till they
    are coarsely powdered but still have a bite. 
  2. Deseed the dates and pulse
    the amla (if using) lightly for 5 -6 seconds. chop the anjeer / figs into small
  3. Now without adding any water
    puree the dates and amla into a coarse paste (if you have a food processor, you
    can process all ingredients at one go, but as I was using my mixer grinder, I
    had to add the wet / sticky ingredients & dry separately. Whichever
    appliance you are using, be sure to scrape down after every pulse – dont
  4. Now add the powdered almonds
    and walnuts and pulse once more to mix more (you dont want the almond to become
    butter so do it in spurts). Using a plastic spatula, mix the dry and mix
    several times. 
Stage 1 pics 
Stage 2 pics

Stage 2: 

  1. Now add the raisins, figs and
    give it a vigorous blitz. mix well til the oil from all the dry fruits mix and
    give you a good mass to work with. 
  2. Transfer the semi wet mass
    onto a lightly greased parchment and roll with a rolling pin as shown in the
    pics. Make a thickish square, seal the parchment well and place in a
    refrigerator for a day or two (I placed it for 18-20 hours). Cut into squares
    and serve. 
  3. It keeps well for over a week
    under refrigeration. 




  1. I have been planning to make these as healthy and instant energy source!

  2. I remember these. HAve been planning to make them myself . the look yum.

  3. Very nice, such a healthy bars. Must try this.

  4. Dates nuts bars is a healthy version .. I have done these long back in BM look great.

  5. There is a 3 ingredients version of this – just dates, almonds (anynut) and raisins(any dry fruits) in 1:1:1 proportion. It tastes good as well. But. This looks a lot more indulging than its toned down version 🙂

  6. wow..great energy bars..really guilt free..

  7. Sowmya :)

    Did you really say no cook…..that's a dream come true for me! Plus all those nuts…what more to ask for?

  8. I bookmarked these bars from Sandhya's blog too, didn't get a chance to make them yet. Your bars turned out perfect.

  9. Priya Suresh

    I want this energy barsm u r tempting me to make some soon..

  10. Sandhya Ramakrishnan

    I love how you have added mixed dry fruits 🙂 Definitely a more indulgent one than restricting it to three ingredients. Thanks for the mention and trying out the recipe 🙂

  11. Chef Mireille

    what a healthy and delicious bar

  12. love such healthy energy bars.

  13. Sneha's Recipe

    Healthy energy bars.

  14. Suma Gandlur

    I had the 3 ingredient version on my mind for sometime now. Your loaded version sounds tempting.

  15. Varada's Kitchen

    I had bookmarked the bars from Sandhya's space too. I had loved her choice of ingredients.

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