Seriously addictive no bake date, Brazil nut and dark chocolate squares

I made these no bake date, brazil nut and dark chocolate squares last weekend and they are to die for, if I say so myself. So you can guess what recipe I’ll be rustling up again this weekend to celebrate St Patrick’s Day.

If you’re looking for a vegan snack recipe that will only take about 30 minutes to make, look no further than this no bake recipe. Not only are these squares a delicious way to get more nuts and oats into your diet but I can guarantee you will want to eat them all yourself.

Vegan snacks lisa hughes blogAs always, I prefer to mess around in the kitchen so I rarely measure ingredients so feel free to adjust my ingredients list based on what you like; add another date if you want an even sweeter base, use more chocolate to get a thick Magnum ice cream-style dark chocolate layer, use smooth nut butter if that’s your favourite, etc.

Also, I used vegan dark chocolate from my local health store (which was admittedly a bit Mockolatey – send me your vegan chocolate recommendations please!) to make this a vegan-friendly recipe but you can use milk chocolate or chocolate chips if you’re not vegan.

Recipe for vegan-friendly no bake date, brazil nut and dark chocolate squares:


1 – 2 tablespoons of nut butter (I use crunchy sugar-free peanut butter)

Approx 20 brazil nuts soaked overnight, drained and chopped

5-6 medjool dates, soaked first for about 10 minutes, pitted and chopped

50g jumbo or rolled oats

75g dark dairy free chocolate


vegan snack recipes lisa hughes blogAdd chopped brazil nuts and chopped dates to a large mixing bowl. With a handheld blender, blitz for a few seconds.

Add nut butter and oats and use a spoon to mix together.

Blend again until everything is well mixed. I personally like to have the odd chunk of nut in the mixture but you can blend it as smoothly as you like.

I also don’t like the mixture to be too dry so, while I’ve listed 50g of oats above, I tend to add it slowly, mix it and judge accordingly.

The mixture should be sticky enough to come together in a ball. Roll it out into a large rectangle.

In a small saucepan, slowly melt your dark dairy free chocolate over a medium heat.

Pour it over your mixture (the thicker, the better) and refrigerate for an hour. Slice into squares and enjoy!

Liked this recipe? You might also like these no bake coconut and cashew cookies. Make sure to follow me on Instagram for my latest adventures in #Foodporn!

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