A Simple, Healthy Snack Recipe With Pistachios And Dates


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A Simple, Healthy Snack Recipe With Pistachios And Dates

March 15, 2022
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A Simple, Healthy Snack Recipe With Pistachios And Dates

We believe a healthy snack recipe should be easy to make, taste delicious, and curb your appetite until mealtime. Take our Pistachio & Date Raw Bars for example, they are full of good-for-you ingredients like dates and pistachios and only take 10 minutes to make, yet this healthy snack is reminiscent in flavor of a decadent piece of baklava.

Dates, pistachios, coconut.

What makes this healthy snack recipe so unique?

This healthy snack recipe is easy to make:

You can make 16 two-bite-sized energy balls or 8-full sized bars in just under 10 minutes!

This healthy snack recipe tastes delicious:

These raw bars taste like baklava! Sure there is no baked pastry here – but the nuts are crunchy which provides lots of texture and the dates literally taste as sweet as honey. The addition of orange blossom water and cardamom aren’t necessary – but man are they delicious.

We also went a bit fancy with our salt in these bars, opting for a tiny pop of heat with our salinity. We were introduced to Boonville Barn Collective’s Piment d’Ville Chile Sea Salt recently and let’s just say we are hooked! Don’t worry if you don’t have it on hand though – we have another option in the recipe card below just in case, so you can still make Pistachio & Date Raw Bars .

Piment d’Ville Chile Sea Salt

This salt from Boonville Barn Collective is a blend of San Francisco Salt Co.’s Pure Sea Salt and Piment d’Ville peppers.

We seriously can’t stop sprinkling this salt on dishes lately!

Tractor with people harvesting peppers at Boonville Barn Collective

Boonville Barn Collective

Anderson Valley is famous for producing world-class sparkling wines and Pinot Noir, but Boonville has an additional claim to fame – it’s the number one producer of the coveted Piment d’Espelette pepper outside of France.

This pepper may not be a household name (yet!), but it’s the not-so-secret ingredient that many chefs use to impart warmth and flavor to some of their signature dishes.

Learn more about Boonville Barn Collective here.

This healthy snack recipe curbs your appetite:

Dates, pistachios, and coconut are a trifecta of filling ingredients that will happily hold hanger at bay for hours with zero concern of a sugar crash.

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raw bars sliced into squares

Pistachio and Date Raw Bar

Meg van der Kruik
This simple, healthy snack recipe combines raw pistachios with dates, coconut, and a few simple spices to create a raw bar that tastes more like baklava than health food. This snack recipe is paleo, whole30, cheap, easy, gluten-free, and awesome in every way!
4.08 from 14 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 8 bars


  • 1 food processor fitted with S blade


  • 1 1/2 cups dates
  • 3/4 cup raw pistachios
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 teaspoon orange blossom water
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/4 teaspoon Boonville Barn Collective Piment d’Ville Salt or 1/4 teaspoon coarse kosher salt and a small pinch of red chile flakes


  • Combine the pistachio and dates in the bowl of a food processor fitted with the "S" blade.
  • Pulse until the cashews and dates are broken down into similar-sized pieces and completely combined. About 8-10 (1-second) pulses.
  • Add the remaining ingredients to the food processor and blend briefly until combined. The ingredients should start to stick together in the food processor.
  • At this point either roll tablespoon-sized amounts of the mixture into energy balls or form into bars.
    To easily form into bars: Pour the contents of the food processor onto a large piece of parchment paper. Fold the edges of the parchment up around the ingredients and use your hands and the parchment to press and mold the ingredients into a rectangle. Use lots of firm pressure from your hands for this step to ensure the ingredients stick together when slicing. Once formed into the desired sized rectangle – slice into 8 single-serve raw bars.


Pistachio and Date Raw Bars will keep at room temperature for up to 3 days, in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks, or in the freezer for up to 3 months (let frozen bars thaw for 1 hour before consuming.).
Keyword coconut, date, energy bar, healthy snacks, medjool dates, Pistachio, raw bar
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