Chocolate coconut date bars

Swap your afternoon choccie bar for these chocolate coconut date bars. As well as being refined sugar-free, they contain sunflower seeds for an extra hit of vitamins and minerals.

Makes: 16 bars
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: None


  • 360g medjool dates, pitted
  • 100g cacao powder
  • 60g desiccated coconut, plus extra to sprinkle
  • 30g sunflower seeds, plus extra to sprinkle
  • 2 tbsp honey


  1. Line a 20x20cm tin with greaseproof paper.
  2. Put the dates, cacao powder, coconut, sunflower seeds and honey in a blender with a pinch of salt and 2 tbsp water. Whizz until smooth, scraping down the sides as you go.
  3. Empty the mixture into the tray and press firmly to fill the tray evenly. Sprinkle a little more desiccated coconut and a few sunflower seeds over the top, then press down again. Chill in the fridge for 10 minutes before cutting into bars. Store in the fridge.

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Recipe courtesy of Ocado.

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