Raw Date, Coconut & Ginger Bars

By Lilian Dikmans

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It can be hard to find healthy and convenient snacks when you’re out and about. There are a lot of ‘health food’ bars on the market, but they’re often not as healthy as they are pretending to be and overpriced for what they are.

$4 for a high-sugar bar of dried fruit and nuts squashed together seems excessive. My solution is to make my own bars like these raw Date, Coconut & Ginger Bars. If I know I’m going to be running around and need a snack, I’ll take one with me.

I developed the recipe for Natural Delights using their fresh Medjool dates to sweeten the bars. Their dates have a beautiful, caramel sweetness so you don’t have to use many. I only use one per bar and include healthy fats from cashew nuts and coconut, which also provide natural sweetness.

Raw Date, Coconut and Ginger Bars
Raw Date, Coconut and Ginger Bars

Raw Date, Coconut & Ginger Bars

Serves: 4 bars
Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 0 mins


  • 1 cup raw cashew nuts
  • 1 cup unsweetened desiccated coconut
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 4 x Natural Delights Medjool Dates, chopped
  • 2 x 20ml tablespoons extra virgin coconut oil, softened


  1. Process the cashew nuts and desiccated coconut in a food processor until you get fine crumbs. Tip into a bowl and add the remaining ingredients.
  2. Mix well until combined, using your hands to press the mixture into a dough if required.
  3. Line a tray with baking paper. Shape the mixture into bars with your hands and leave in the fridge to firm up.
  4. Store in the fridge or freezer.


I use an Australian 20ml tablespoon. 1 x 20ml tablespoon = 4 teaspoons.

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