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Chewy Date Oat Bars

  • Author: Jo-Anna Rooney
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 36 small squares 1x


These Chewy Date Oat Bars are packed full of dates, prunes, dried fruit, coconut, almonds and oats.  A delicious and healthy snack!


  • 1 cup quick oats
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup oat bran or ground flax (I used oat bran)
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut (I used shredded sweetened coconut)
  • 1/4 cup crushed slivered almonds
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped dates
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped prunes
  • 1/3 cup chopped raisins or dried cranberries or dried apricots
  • 1/2 cup butter or coconut oil (I used coconut oil)
  • 1/4 cup plus 3 tbsp sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tsp baking soda


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine all of the dry ingredients (oats, flour, oat bran, coconut, crushed almond, chopped dates, chopped prunes, and chopped raisins or apricots).  Set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl melt together the coconut oil and condensed milk until it is a smooth mixture (don’t cook it, just melt it). Then stir in the baking soda.
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix well. I used a mixer to do this.
  5. Press the mixture into a parchment paper lined 8×8 baking pan.
  6. Bake for 15 minutes (until the edges are slightly browned).
  7. Let cool, then cut into squares or bars.
  • Category: Snack

Keywords: date bars, dates, granola bars, healthy snack, oat bars