Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Snack Bars

These chocolate chip cookie dough snack bars are made with healthy ingredients and perfect for packing in a lunchbox.


  • 2 cups raw cashew pieces*
  • 12 pitted Medjool dates
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips or chocolate chunks


  1. Line a 9×9-inch pan with parchment paper.
  2. In the bowl of the food processor, pulse cashew pieces and dates until they begin to form a paste. Add in vanilla extract and salt, and continue to process until the mixture is a cohesive paste. Add in chocolate chips and pulse to combine.
  3. Spread mixture over parchment paper and with your hands, press down and spread evenly, to about 1/2 – 3/4 inch thick. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours until firm.
  4. Picking up the parchment paper, remove from pan and cut into individual bars. Wrap individually and store in refrigerator for about a week. Bars can also be wrapped and frozen.



Substitute the cashews with pumpkin seeds (pepitas) or sunflower seeds for a nut-free recipe.


Keywords: snack bars, healthy snacks, cookie dough bars