These Chewy Date Oat Bars are packed full of dates, prunes, dried fruit, coconut, almonds and oats. A delicious and healthy snack!
I’m in love with dates, and I’m on a mission this year to include them in much more of my cooking and baking. They’re so sweet, soft, delicious and healthy. And when they’re added to baking recipes, you’re guaranteed a flavourful, moist and tasty treat. My love affair with dates all began after I made this Sticky Date Pudding Bundt Cake and served it for Christmas, then I wanted all. the. date. recipes. So I’ve been slowly gathering them together and I’ve been busy baking. Truth be told, I’ve always loved dates. Give me a Matrimonial Bar any day of the week!
Now onto today’s recipe! These Chewy Date Oat Bars have been on my must-bake list for years. I first had a variation of them at a photography retreat I attended where they were served as a snack. From the first bite I fell in LOVE, and had to have the recipe. Thankfully Aileen, who made them, shared the recipe, and now after all these years I finally made them too. What took me so long?!
These bars are packed full of dates, prunes, dried fruit, coconut, almonds and oats. SO good and so healthy.
They’re a power packed bite of goodness that you can take on hikes, eat for a snack at that 3:00-in-the-afternoon-energy slump, or enjoy with a cup of coffee or tea for breakfast. They’re really delightful. Delightful is a perfect word for them.
And the kids love them too! Even those that *think* they don’t like dates. The dates bake down so smooth and creamy that no one even knows they’re there. But I do. And I love the brown sugary taste they add to these bars. I hope you love them too!
With the leftover sweetened condensed milk from making these oat bars, you can make these Condensed Milk Chocolate Chip Cookies!Print
More Delicious Granola Snacks to Make:
- Hearty Pumpkin Pie Granola Bars
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Snack Bites
- Confetti Peanut Butter Snack Bites
- Pumpkin Spice Granola Bars
- Brown Sugar Baked Granola
Have a delicious day!