Coconut Cashew and Date Bars

These Coconut Cashew and Date Bars make a delicious, healthy, snack. Whether you’re Whole30, Paleo, or simply looking for a healthier snack or dessert idea, give these bars a spot in your weekly menu.

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Coconut Cashew and Date Bars

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I wanted to create a healthy snack recipe that the majority of lifestyles could enjoy. Since I’m in the midst of a round of Whole30 right now, these Coconut Cashew and Date Bars were what I came up with. It was also a great way to show what the Vitamix 7500 could do!

You’ll also love these No Bake Coconut Bars. I made this Larabar inspired snack with my Vitamix 7500 as well.

I LOVE MY VITAMIX. In fact, I use it at least once a day. From my morning coffee recipe to healthy avocado ranch dip and vegetable-loaded meatballs, it has so many uses!

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For those of you who prefer a visual representation, I created the video above for a step-by-step demonstration of how to make these date nut bars.

The Vitamix 7500 has a 2.2 HP motor, which means it can blend cashews, coconut, and dates like a dream. The pulse feature also gives you the choice of the option of texture.

So what’s next with the Vitamix? I want to try soups — yes the Vitamix not only mixes the soup, but it heats it up too! You can bet that I’ll be sharing it when I perfect a recipe.

top view of ingredients for homemade energy bars.

Why You’ll Love These Date Nut Bars

  • Healthy – These date nut bars are Whole30 and Paleo approved for a healthy snack no matter your diet!
  • Simple – These homemade energy bars only require 3 simple ingredients!
  • No Bake – No baking is required to make these healthy Whole 30 bars!

Coconut Cashew Bars Ingredients

Can you believe you only need three ingredients for these Whole 30 bars?

Pitted dates

Shredded coconut, unsweetened

Unsalted cashews

close up of ingredients for date nut bars in a blender.

Coconut Cashew Bars Recipe

Supplies need:

  • 9×9 pan
  • Parchment paper
    • This makes for easy cleanup!
  • Vitamix 7500
    • Or a food processor/heavy duty blender

How to Make Whole 30 Bars

The consistency of these coconut cashew bars is totally up to you. You can use the Vitamix until they’re completely smooth, or you can do what I did and leave some texture in them.

If you blend or process until smooth, it will be the consistency of a Larabar. If you add chocolate chips, it’s just like the cashew cookie kind!

Stack of Coconut Cashew date bars

Process Mixture

Add the dates, shredded coconut, and unsalted cashews to a high powered blender. Process the homemade energy bars ingredients on low for 3-4 minutes.

This is the texture I stopped with — it was loose, but I was able to press it together. If you want it smoother, simply process for a bit longer.

Form the Bars

Line a pan with parchment paper and press the mixture evenly into it. Allow it to set for an hour or two before slicing and serving.

TBK’s Pro Tip: The bars set best if left in the refrigerator or freezer to harden up.

mixture for Whole30 bars in a blender

Frequently Asked Questions

What if I have too much mixture to fit in my pan?

If you have leftovers, you can crumble it up to make Strawberries with Coconut Cashew Crumble. You can also roll the leftover mixture up into balls for homemade energy balls!

What makes these homemade energy bars Whole 30 approved?

These bars fall under Whole30 compliance since they contain only three ingredients: dates, coconut, and cashews.

I love using this recipe as a base for coconut bars and adding in whatever ingredients I’m craving to complete it. Mix-in options included dried fruit, almonds, and even cocoa!

More Vitamix Recipes

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Whole30 Butter Chicken Meatballs

Paleo Turkey Meatballs

Roasted Cauliflower Dip

How to Make Homemade Applesauce

What are you favorite Whole30 snacks? Leave me a comment and let me know.

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These Coconut Cashew Bars are a new Whole30 snack favorite. I made these with my Vitamix and they were so easy! Dates, coconut, and cashews blended together make a Larabar copycat recipe that's paleo and a healthy snack.
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Coconut Cashew Bars

These Coconut Cashew and Date Bars make a delicious, healthy, snack. Whether you're Whole30, Paleo, or simply looking for a healthier snack or dessert idea give these bars a try!
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword cashew bars, coconut cashew bars, whole30 snacks
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 6 squares
Calories 308kcal


  • 2 cups pitted dates
  • 3/4 cup shredded coconut unsweetened
  • 2/3 cup unsalted cashews


  • Add all of the ingredients into a high powered blender (I use the Vitamix 7500).
  • Process on low for 3-4 minutes.
  • Line a 9×9 pan with parchment paper and press the mixture in, let set for an hour or two.
  • Cut into 6.



Serving: 1square | Calories: 308kcal | Carbohydrates: 51.8g | Protein: 4.6g | Fat: 12.2g | Saturated Fat: 5.6g | Sodium: 5.4mg | Fiber: 5.8g | Sugar: 41.4g
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These Coconut Cashew Bars are a new Whole30 snack favorite. I made these with my Vitamix and they were so easy! Dates, coconut, and cashews blended together make a Larabar copycat recipe that's paleo and a healthy snack.

47 comments on “Coconut Cashew and Date Bars”

  1. Your Coconut Cashew Bars look delicious and I love how wholesome they are! Visiting from Foodie Friday. Pinning! If you have time, please do pop over to my site and share these delicious, healthy treats with the Hearth and Soul Link Party. Have a lovely weekend! 

  2. These look so good! I love cashews but never had them in a recipe before. I’ll have to try these for sure!

    Kate | The Organized Dream

  3. Omgosh, these look delicious! They would be a perfect afternoon snack for me! Thanks for sharing your recipe with us at Merry Monday this week!

  4. Only 3 ingredient! So simple, yet so good. I have been looking for a new afternoon snack to put in my work lunches. Thanks! I found you at the What’s Cookin Wednesday Link Party.

  5. Easy and healthy is a good combo. Those look delicious.
    Thanks for sharing at Funtastic Friday!

  6. This is something my husband would love. Thanks for sharing at #HomeMattersParty

  7. I made these last night, but unfortunately they never hardened together to form bars! The taste is still incredible, but they crumbled to pieces. (I ended up just using the crubs as “cereal” with unsweetened almond milk and mashed banana. yum!) Any suggestion for what I could improve for next time?

    • Oh no this never happened to me. They were soft, but not crumbly (unless I crumbled them myself).

      Did you refrigerate them? I just noticed that I didn’t add that in the notes of the recipe. I just did now. I made one batch where I let them set on the counter, and one batch in the fridge. The fridge hardened up quicker. The counter batch held together (but were soft) but I also pressed firmly in the pan.

      I hope that helps for next time. I’m glad to hear about your improvision though! That sounds so yummy! I crumbled mine with strawberries 😉

  8. Wondering if your cashews were raw or roasted?

  9. These are wonderful!!   Just curious if you’ve done the math and figured up approximately how much these are per “bar.”  (I lost my receipt ) We’re currently doing whole 30 and it has made our grocery budget go way up!  I was curious if you knew approximately how much these saved verses the regular Larabars.  

    • Hey Jessica,

      That’s a great question. No, I haven’t because I usually have dates and coconut on hand (now that I say that, I actually don’t today haha). A tip for making these a little more cost effective is to head to the bulk foods 🙂 If you find the price in your area, let me know and I’ll add it to the post.

      I’m in Canada and Larabars are pricey (but I love them). Here the best deal is at Costco and they’re $19 for a pack of 16 (if I remember correctly).

  10. Hi Randa! Thanks so much for the recipe! I have a question about the amount of sugar per bar. Does 1 bar truly have over 41 grams of sugar? I’m lookinh forward to making these! Thanks so much for your time! 

    • Hi Lisa,

      With the program I use, that’s what it says (dates are high in sugar). But this does seem high, so I will look into it further in a few days 🙂

  11. Hi Randa- have you ever tried these with almonds in place of cashews? Any idea if that would work? I love cashews but I REALLY love almonds!

  12. Yum!! Are you using Raw or Dry Roadted Cashews!?!

  13. 5 stars
    These are so yummy!  My husband loves them!  Instead of making them in to bars, I rolled them in to bite size balls!  Found this to be much easier to work with.  Put them in the freezer to harden before we ate them. DELISH!  Thanks for sharing! ❤️

  14. 5 stars
    Fantastic. Especially with frozen coconut chunks from Trader Joes. I threw in some raisins this time, going to try cocoa powder next time. 

    Beer Dude Approved!

  15. Any suggestions on how to make these if you don’t have that particular Vitamix?

    • Hi Amee,

      If you have a food processor that will work, or a high powered blender like a Blendtec or Ninja (with the Ninja, you may have to take a few breaks).

  16. 5 stars
    These are so quick, easy and delicious..thank you!  My husband and I are 3 days into Whole30 and miss the bars we used to eat while doing low carb.  This will certainly satisfy sweet cravings. I had ingredients on hand so cost is low and I like making them myself so I can cut them into any size.  I cut the pan into 16 pieces, each should be enough to satisfy cravings.  I also like the suggestion to roll into balls!

  17. Looks so good, can’t wait to make them! How long can I keep these in my freezer? I’m due with my baby in 8 weeks and am hoping they will last until after birth for a midnight snack!

  18. Hi there! Do these have to remain refrigerated? I’m going on a backpacking trip in a few weeks and am looking to make some paleo-friendly trail snacks, but almost every “energy bite” recipe states that they should be refrigerated.

    • I have left them on the counter and they’re fine. There’s no dairy so I’m not worried. Roll them into tight balls. They’ll hold together longer hiking. Have fun!

  19. Thanks for sharing! Do they keep long?

  20. 5 stars
    I found that I cannot control myself when I have dates in my pantry. I just eat way too many at once! So, I keep raisins in my pantry and found that they are a perfect substitute for any recipe calling for dates.

    I subbed the dates for raisins, added coco powder, and formed them into bite sized spheres then froze them. So tasty!!

  21. These became smooth in less than 60 seconds in my Vitamix on low! Smooth texture and oh, so yummy. Nice for a treat. Thanks for sharing.

  22. Theses are good. I made 2 batches, one with almonds and one with pumpkin seeds. I also put in a little pure vanilla. Taste better than Larabars.

    • Fresh is always best (as I totally snack on Larabar as I read this hahaha).

      I LOVE pumpkin seeds in recipes like this. Thanks so much for leaving me this note <3

  23. Not a big deal, but I figured you would like to know that in your instructions you have “high POWDERED blender” 🙂

    These are heavenly by the way!

  24. This looks delicious, thank you for sharing!

  25. Is there a way to do this without the dates? I am on a similar diet to Whole30 but I can’t have any sweeteners. 

  26. Mine are much smoother than the picture but taste DELICIOUS!!!

  27. This looks so good! I love that the ingredient list is so simple and that its quick to make! 

  28. Thanks for sharing! Does it keep long?

  29. This looks so good! I love that the ingredient list is so simple! 

  30. Thanks for sharing! CAn I make with other kinds of nuts?

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