Active Time
30 MIN
Total Time
2 HR 30 MIN
Serves : 18
© Constantine Poulos

How to Make It

Step 1    

Preheat the oven to 350°. Grease the bottom and sides of a 9-inch-square baking pan with nonstick spray. Line the pan with parchment paper, allowing a 2-inch overhang on 2 sides. 

Step 2    

Spread the almonds in a pie plate and bake in the oven for about 5 minutes, until lightly toasted. Let cool completely. 

Step 3    

In a stand mixer fitted with the paddle, beat the dates with the chocolate at medium speed until the dates are pasty and the chocolate is evenly 
distributed, about 1 minute. At low speed, beat in the toasted almonds, raisins, coffee salt and olive oil until well mixed, about 5 minutes; scrape down the side of the bowl as needed. 

Step 4    

Transfer the mixture to the prepared pan, top with a lightly greased sheet of parchment paper and pack in an even layer. Refrigerate until well chilled, about 2 hours. Cut into 18 bars and serve chilled. 

Make Ahead

The bars can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 1 week.


To purchase Bitterman’s, visit You can also substitute 1 tablespoon of flaky sea salt mixed with 1 1/2 teaspoons of instant espresso powder.

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Aggregate Rating value: 5

Review Count: 4

Worst Rating: 0

Best Rating: 5

Author Name: Jessica Fitz

Review Body: These bars were delicious. I added cacao nibs to give it some more texture! I would make these again

Review Rating: 5

Date Published: 2017-02-27

Author Name: Rudi Plumb Karukas

Review Body: These are FABULOUS! I had never tried dates because they skeeved me. Silly me- awesome flavor and texture brought to the party with dates. Chuck in some chocolate, nuts and coffee and it's a home run. Now to pace myself while I eat them!

Review Rating: 5

Date Published: 2017-04-12

Author Name: Jared Schwartz

Review Body: Love a TASTY snack... and these are definitely that! Great salt, coffee, raisin and nut combo!

Review Rating: 5

Date Published: 2017-02-27

Author Name: Selmelier

Review Body: One of my staff made these and passed them out and it was unanimous: yum. Good job Food & Wine!

Review Rating: 5

Date Published: 2017-02-27

Author Name: khansen0730

Review Body: Da bomb! Dot com. All the best things wrapped up into one delicious little bite. Will make again, and again.

Review Rating:

Date Published: 2017-02-28