Five-Ingredient Double Chocolate Cherry Pistachio Energy Bars {copycat Lara Bars}

Chewy chocolaty-cherry energy bars dotted with bits of pistachio and white chocolate, for when you need a portable snack or even a healthy treat.
Course Snack
Servings 12 -16
Author Brianne @ Cupcakes & Kale Chips, adapted from 5 Ingredient Chocolate Energy Bars from Knead to Cook



  • Toast pistachios in a small pan over medium heat until lightly browned and they give off a nutty aroma. Set aside to cool.
  • Line a 8x8 or 9x9 square pan with wax or paper.
  • Place dates, cherries, cocoa powder and salt in a food processor, and process until the mixture forms a large mass.
  • Break up slightly with a spatula, add pistachios to the mixture in the food processor, and pulse until there are small chunks of pistachio.
  • Break up the mixture one more time, add white chocolate chips and pulse a few times to slightly break and distribute the chips.
  • Press the mixture into the prepared pan. You can cover the top with more paper and press an equal sized pan to roll the top with a glass to flatten completely.
  • Refrigerate for 30-45 minutes, then slice into bars or squares.