Dark Chocolate Tahini Date Bark


Last Updated on August 4, 2023

Crunchy dark chocolate tahini date bark is a delicious sweet & salty treat to stock your freezer with. It’s made with a few pantry ingredients like medjool dates, tahini, crunchy nuts and dark chocolate.

tahini date bark

Dark Chocolate Tahini Date Bark

For years, one of my favorite sweet treats has always been stuffed dates with nuts and dark chocolate. When I saw Lina from @thathealthjunkie share this crunchy date bark, I knew I had to give it a try.

It’s made with layers of smashed medjool dates, crunchy almonds and walnuts, cinnamon, melted dark chocolate and sea salt. It comes together in under 20 minutes, and is truly one of the best sweet and salty treats to stock your fridge or freezer with.

This delicious bark also packs in some omega-3 fats, protein and even some fiber. It’s a nourishing treat to keep around, and can be customized in so many ways.

You can use your favorite nut butter in place of tahini, and add your preferred blend of nuts. Jazz it up by adding spices like cinnamon, cardamom or ginger powder. It’s a simple “no-recipe recipe” that comes together so easily.

How to make tahini date bark

There are so many reasons to love this easy recipe, but one of my favorites is that you only need a few simple ingredients:

  • Medjool Dates: medjool dates are one of my pantry must-haves. They’re a great source of carbs, fiber and potassium, and truly taste like caramel when combined with nuts + chocolate
  • Tahini: tahini adds a smooth, creamy layer to this bark. You can make this recipe with your favorite nut butter like peanut butter, almond butter or cashew butter
  • Raw almonds and walnuts: the nuts add a boost of fat to this recipe with a delicious crunch
  • Pinch of cinnamon for an added sweet flavor
  • Dark chocolate Chips: I melt the chocolate chips with coconut oil to smooth it out and make it easier to pour over the bark
  • Flaky salt: I love to finish my sweet treats off with some flakey salt
tahini date bark
  1. Remove the pits from the medjool dates then flatten them onto a parchment lined sheet pan. You can press them down using your fingers or the bottom of a glass cup or jar.
  2. Drizzle the tahini over the smashed dates then top with the chopped nuts and cinnamon
  3. Coat the top with melted dark chocolate
  4. Freeze for an hour to harden, then cut into pieces. Store in the fridge or freezer
tahini date bark

This easy tahini date bark is the perfect sweet treat to keep around. I can’t wait for you guys to try it!

More date recipes you’ll love:

Dark Chocolate Date & Nut Bars

Harissa Date Roasted Cauliflower

Chocolate Chunk Tahini Date Cookies

Dark Chocolate Tahini Date Bark

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  • 18 18 -20 medjool dates

  • 1/3 cup 1/3 raw almonds, chopped

  • 1/4 cup 1/4 chopped walnuts

  • 3 3 -4 tbsp tahini, or your
    favorite nut butter

  • 1/2 cup 1/2 dark chocolate chips

  • 1 1 -2 tsp coconut oil

  • Sprinkle of cinnamon

  • Sea salt, to top


  • Line a small baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Remove the pits from the dates then press the dates down onto the parchment paper to form the base, making sure the dates are connected. You can flatten them down with wet fingers or with the bottom of a glass cup greased with a little coconut oil.
  • Next, drizzle the tahini over the date layer and top with the chopped almonds and walnuts. Add a sprinkle of cinnamon over the top.
  • In a small bowl, melt the chocolate chips and coconut oil until smooth. Pour the chocolate over the nut layer.
  • Freeze the date bark for 1 hour. Remove from the freezer, add some sea salt and cut into pieces.
  • Keep refrigerated for up to 2 weeks, or freeze for up to 3 months.

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