No-Bake Vegan Chocolate Caramel Bars

Bite into a gooey rich indulgent homemade date caramel, followed by a perfectly constructed pistachio chewy bar, all coated with dark chocolate. 

Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American, Gluten-Free, Vegan
Keyword chocolate bar recipe, easy vegan dessert, vegan chocolate bar
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 15 servings
Calories 178 kcal
Author Anjali Lalani


For The Date Caramel:

US Customary - Metric


To Make The Date Caramel:

  1. Drain the water out of the pitted soaked medjool dates.

  2. Add all the ingredients for the date caramel into a mini food processor.

  3. Blend/pure until completely smooth. You will need to stop and push the contents down a few times to allow it to fully blend into a smooth date caramel-like paste.

  4. Line a small square pan with parchment paper. 

  5. Empty the data caramel paste into the pan and smooth out into a thin layer about 1/4-1/2" thick. 

  6. Place in the freezer for 2-4 hours until it's solidified slightly, enough to cut into rectables and pick up.

To Make Chocolate Caramel Bars:

  1. Open all the pistachio chewy bites and payer them on top of a parchment lined baking sheet. 

  2. Remove the date caramel from the fridge. Take out the parchment paper with the thin layer of date caramel. Quickly but carefully slice it into rectangles the size of the chewy bites.

  3. Using a knife or spoon, pick up each rectangular piece of date caramel and layer it on top of each pistachio chewy bite.

  4. Place the sheet in the freezer while you prepare the chocolate.

  5. Using a double broiler, add the chocolate chips and coconut oil and stir with a spoon until the chocolate chips are close to melted.

  6. Remove from heat and stir the chocolate mixture until it becomes smooth pourable melted chocolate. 

  7. Remove the baking sheet from the freezer. 

  8. Working quickly, place each pistachio chewy bite/caramel bar on a fork and dip into the melted chocolate while using a spoon to pour the chocolate on top. Cover the entire bar and place back on the baking sheet.

  9. Repeat with the remaining bars until they are all coated with chocolate.

  10. Place in the fridge until the chocolate solidifies.

  11. Enjoy immediately or store in an airtight container in the fridge. 

Recipe Notes

You can use any variety of Setton Farms Pistachio Chewy Bites.


Date Caramel - This date caramel layer will become soft as it gets to room temperature so work quickly when cutting and layering them on the bar.

Nutrition Facts
No-Bake Vegan Chocolate Caramel Bars
Amount Per Serving
Calories 178 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Sodium 5mg0%
Potassium 77mg2%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 18g20%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 40IU1%
Calcium 36mg4%
Iron 1.7mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.