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Date Cocoa-Nut Candy

Trick or treat! Chewy and yummy, these homemade candies are sweetened with date sugar and honey and filled with fruit and fiber!  Perfect for Halloween and just about any other occasions, these candies are fun and easy to make, especially when you get kids involved as well!

Yield: 24 candies, cut to 1 inch by 1 inch (could be more or less, depending on size of your cookie cutter)

Date Cocoa-Nut Candy


  • 1 ½ cups Walnuts, processed in a food processor for about 30 seconds
  • 1 ½ cups Dates, pitted
  • ½ cup Oat Bran
  • ½ cup shredded unsweetened Coconut
  • ½ cup Almond Butter
  • ½ cup Cocoa Powder
  • ½ cup Date Sugar
  • 4 Tbs. Honey
  • ½ tsp. Hazelnut Oil

Farmers’ Market Ingredients:

  • Walnuts
  • dates
  • almond butter
  • honey

Supermarket Ingredients:

  • Oat bran
  • coconut
  • cocoa powder
  • date sugar
  • hazelnut oil


Blend all the ingredients in food processor until well-incorporated into sticky but firm dough. Remove from processor and spread onto a pan to about 1 inch thick. Refrigerate overnight. The next day, you can cut them into squares like snack bars, or use miniature cookie cutters to cut them into fun shapes.

Recipe by Awake at the Whisk and originally posted in Eating Rules.

Reprinted with permission. 

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