5-ingredient nut bars

5-ingredient nut bars

No baking is needed to make these healthy 5-ingredient nut bars – they’re low GI and gluten-free too.

  • 50 mins + cooling
  • Makes 12
  • Easy


  • 60ml honey
  • 60ml butter
  • 250ml medjool dates, chopped
  • 250ml unsalted mixed nuts
  • 375ml oats


  1. Heat honey and butter on low until melted. Blitz dates until fine and stir through honey mixture until it forms
    a sauce.
  2. Remove from heat and mix through the nuts and oats. Press into a 19cm square tin lined with baking paper until flat on top and well compressed. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour or until firm.
  3. Cut into 12 bars. Store in the fridge.


Lightly toast the nuts and oats in the oven at 180°C for about 15 minutes, stirring halfway until golden. Stir through 80ml cranberries.

Magazine issue date: February, 2019

Nolwazi Dhlamini

About Margie Els-burger

Food Editor at Your Family - Margie Els-Burger won the 2018 Avo Ambassador as well as the Galliova Egg Champion. She also walked away with the 2019 ‘Galliova Food Writer of the year’ award! She is a sweet-oholic and equally loves exotic salts. Her superpower is raiding the fridge to whip up (and use up!) easy meals. If she’s not busy cooking up a storm and making food look pretty, you’ll find her out searching for new (and old!) restaurant gems - or hiding with a tin of caramel treat.