4-Ingredient Carob Date Bars

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These Carob Date Bars require just FOUR ingredients and NO baking! Kick your chocolate craving to the curb with these healthy AIP, Paleo and vegan treats!

While carob is clearly not (and will never be) chocolate, it has a delicious, nutty, savory-sweet flavor that, when paired with dates in these Carob Date Bars – really stops your chocolate cravings. Bonus points: unlike chocolate, carob does not contain any caffeine

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4-Ingredient Carob Date Bars

Yield: 16 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

♥ RECIPE & IMAGES BY: Andrea - Formerly "Hurried Health Nut" ♥ Kick your chocolate craving to the curb with these healthy, no-bake bars.



  1. Soften dates by soaking them in a bowl of warm water for about 10 minutes. Then drain.
  2. Add soaked dates and 1/4 cup warm water to food processor.
  3. Pulse until dates are finely chopped.
  4. Add coconut flour, melted coconut oil and carob powder to food processor and pulse until a sticky batter forms.
  5. Scrape down the sides of the food processor and pulse again, until well-combined.
  6. Line an 8″ square baking dish with parchment paper and spread the batter into an even layer.
  7. For a smoother top, add a sheet of parchment paper on top and smooth with a flat-bottomed object (like a drinking glass).
  8. Transfer to the fridge to firm up for 30-60 minutes.
  9. Lift carob date bars out of the baking dish with the parchment paper. Slice into 16 bars and enjoy!


Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for about a week, or in the freezer for about a month.

With thanks to Andrea (formerly Hurried Health Nut). When Andrea decided to close her website I reached out and she lovingly agreed to allow her recipes to live on at the AIP Recipe Collection so that folks around the world can continue to enjoy her whole-food recipes that provide maximum nourishment with minimal effort.