Roasted Almond Date Squares

These Roasted Almond Date Squares are a chewy, sweet and salty delight. No baking required! This recipe is also both vegan and gluten free AND peanut free which is great for back to school lunches.

Roasted Almond Date Squares on a napkin

I love sweet and salty snacks. It’s a combination that gives you the best of both worlds.

The sweet comes courtesy of plump, sugary dates. The salty is delivered by dry roasted almonds. So simple. Simple food is remarkably the best. Sometimes it’s the recipes with the fewest ingredients that have the biggest impact.

Funny that.


Roasted Almond Date Squares on a napkin

The fact that I`m not the dish do-er in our household makes these squares extremely easy.

If I had to wash our food processor out every time I might state differently. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Thanks honey!

Even so, dishes be damned, right? The beauty of the food processor is that it is just so darned fast. It just takes a whirl around for a minute or two to blend everything together.

ingredients in a food processor
ingredients in a food processor

Give it a good press into your dish.

date and almond base ready for the freezer

Melting the chocolate for the drizzle took all of five minutes.

I set my OCD to the side and drizzled with reckless abandon.

treats ready for the freezer

Now, the hardest part of this recipe. The waiting. More waiting. Aaaaand … a little more waiting. ๐Ÿ˜‰

You want to give these a good chill so they slice up nicely. Store them in the fridge or freezer and try not to eat them all at once.

So yummy!

Roasted Almond Date Squares shown cut on a board

Let me know if you give these Roasted Almond Date Squares a try!


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Originally posted November 12, 2014. Updated August 1, 2019

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I used a Kitchen Aid Food Processor for this recipe.

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Roasted Almond & Date Squares – Vegan & Gluten Free

Sharon Rhodes
These Roasted Almond Date Squares are a chewy, sweet and salty delight. No baking required! This recipe is also both vegan and gluten free AND peanut free which is great for back to school lunches.

4.80 from 5 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Chill 1 hour
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 16
Calories 128 kcal



  • In a food processor, pulse the roasted almonds until they are broken down into small chunks. Add the dates, shredded coconut, hemp seeds and vanilla and blend until it starts to stick together a bit. Don’t over blend though! You still want a chunky texture
  • Line a 9×9 dish with parchment paper and transfer the mixture from the food processor and with your fingers, press it down really well. Place the dish in the freezer.
  • Meanwhile, In a small pot over medium low heat, melt together the dark chocolate chips and coconut oil
  • Take the dish from the freezer and drizzle the chocolate over the top. Chill in the fridge for at least an hour before cutting into bars
  • Store covered in the fridge or freezer


Calories: 128kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 3gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 3gSodium: 17mgPotassium: 147mgFiber: 1gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 30IUCalcium: 37mgIron: 0.9mg
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  1. 5 stars
    Hey there, I found your photos and recipe on this website.
    They took photos from my blog too and posted them on their website, facebook, twitter and google+. Perhaps you want to see about reporting the copyright infringement.

  2. do you know any substitute for the coconut oil? (that’s not the canola one) It’s so expensive to get it over here ):

  3. These look incredible! I love the ingredients and that chocolate drizzle looks amazing! I love one right now! Pinning ๐Ÿ˜€

    1. Thanks for the inspiration! They were marvelous. And, I don’t think autocorrect will mess with me again anytime soon. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. Simple recipes truly are the best ones. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ve never, ever tried dates. I see a lot of recipes using them, I’m thinking I need to jump on the date train. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. Never tried dates?! Get on it girlfriend. ๐Ÿ™‚ They are really shelf stable which is nice if you buy a larger container. Check the best by date.

  5. Dates, almonds, and coconut is a magical combination! Adding these to my must make list. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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