5 Ingredient Chocolate Energy Bars.

The 3 ingredient energy bars have been such an overwhelming success in my house that I needed to start making more for everyone.  Being a self-proclaimed chocoholic – this version was inevitable!  :)


1 c almonds, toasted
16 pitted Medjool dates, pitted
3 tbl of good quality cocoa
3 tbl of dark chocolate chips (optional)
1/8th tsp of salt


Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Place the almonds on a cookie sheet and bake for 8 minutes.  Add the almonds to your processor and blend until you have fine chunks of almond.  Then add the remaining ingredients to your food processor and blend until a large mass forms.  Break it up and process again until it it is well blended.

In a lined (parchment) 8×8 or 9×9 glass pan, add the mixture.  I then add a piece of plastic wrap over the top and roll a small glass over top to smooth it out and make it even.  Refrigerate for 45 minutes. Then remove and slice into bite sized squares or bars.  Enjoy!

— Knead to Cook


  1. Oh my oh my! These look amazing! Will have to make them for my friend Holly, who LOVES dates!

  2. These look amazing!! Thanks so much for sharing!

  3. Love these!!

    • So do I!!! :) Went on a field trip for my daughter’s class and took these with us (in the car with the moms) and they were a hit too! Thanks Stephanie for sharing your love oxoxo!

  4. I bet these are incredible. Dr Axe.com has a similar one made with dried cherries and walnuts and dates. Our kids love those too. Bet it would be good to marry these two recipes.

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