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Chocolate Crispy Fruit Squares

Vegan no-bake Crispy Fruit Squares

A happy compromise between an energy bar and a decadent dessert, these crispy, chewy, sweet squares are delightful and can be enjoyed however you prefer. Kid friendly, dietitian-approved, these treats are perfect for on-the-go. Recipe from The Vegiterranean Diet: The New and Improved Mediterranean Eating Plan — with Deliciously Satisfying Vegan Recipes for Optimal Health* by Julianna Hever © 2014 Da Capo Lifelong Book, reprinted by permission. Photos by Nicole Axeworthy.

Vegan no-bake Crispy Fruit Squares

Chocolate Crispy Fruit Squares

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Course: Vegan sweets / snacks
Cuisine: Vegan / Healthy
Diet: Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 9 to 12
Author: Veg Kitchen


  • 1 cup dates
  • 1 cup raisins
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • ¼ cup dairy-free dark chocolate chips grain-sweetened, if possible
  • 1 cup puffed rice cereal


  • In a food processor, puree the dates and the raisins until smooth, 20 to 30 seconds. Add the walnuts and the sesame seeds, and process until combined, 10 to 20 seconds.
  • Pulse in the chocolate chips and then the cereal. In between additions, use a spatula or a wooden spoon to break up the ball and to incorporate the other ingredients.
  • Transfer the mixture to a silicon or glass 8 x 8-inch square dish, and press firmly and evenly into the dish. Cover and refrigerate until hardened, at least 1 hour.
  • Cut into bars and serve immediately or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up 4 to 5 days.



Vegan no-bake Crispy Fruit Squares recipe

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  • Reply
    Sandy Halliday
    March 3, 2015 at 12:05 pm

    Looks and sounds tasty, but anything “puffed” usually has a high glycemic index. Perhaps the other ingredients will help mitigate that.

    • Reply
      March 3, 2015 at 12:07 pm

      Or maybe you can substitute crispy brown rice cereal?

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