Milk Chocolate Energy Squares

Published on 25 June 2019
by Lait au chocolat

With this recipe you’ll be ready for anything!


  • 250 mL (1 cup) Medjool dates, pitted and cut in small pieces
  • 125 mL (1/2 cup) chocolate milk
  • 250 mL (1 cup) almonds or cashews, raw and unsalted
  • 125 mL (1/2 cup) grated coconut
  • 1.25 mL (1/4 tsp.) salt
  • 750 mL (3 cups) rolled oats
  • 125 mL (1/2 cup) dried cranberries
  • 10 mL (2 tsp.) pure vanilla extract


  1. Cover a 23x23 cm (9x9 in.) pan with two long pieces of plastic wrap covering the base and sides. Set aside.
  2. In a small saucepan, mix the dates and chocolate milk. Cook on a medium heat to soften the dates. With a wooden spoon, mash the dates to create a puree. Remove from heat and let cool.
  3. In a food processor, blend nuts and coconut into a powder. Add salt and date puree and mix well. Add rolled oats, dried cranberries and vanilla extract. Mix until it forms a sticky ball-like consistency. If necessary, scrape the sides of the bowl with a wooden spoon.
  4. Using a glass or the palm of your hand, press and spread the mixture evenly in the base of the pan. Cover the top with plastic wrap.
  5. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours before removing from mould and cut into squares.

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