Homemade Energy Bars

Happy Friday! To celebrate, I have a treat for you.

For those of you planning a hike for the weekend (like me!), or just need a little healthy power bar to munch on you might like to try whipping this up. I was surprised in how little time it took me to make this (and they taste delicious!).

Adapted from the Move Nourish Believe website, here’s my take on things:

Homemade Energy Bars

Makes 12; Prep time 15min (2hrs to refrigerate)

Energy BarYou’ll need:

1 cup almonds

1 cup rolled oats

1 cup dried cranberries

5-7 pitted dates

1/2 cup protein powder

2 tbsp. boiling water

handful of pepitas (to sprinkle over the top)

  • Place almonds and oats in a food processor/blender and blend until coarse crumb
  • Add protein powder, cranberries, and dates and blend again
  • If possible, while blending adding the boiling water, slowly, until the mixture is well incorporated. If, like me, this is too much for your little blender, transfer to a large mixing bowl and stir by hand
  • Press the dough into a lined slice tin and sprinkle pepitas over the tip, pressing lightly into mixture
  • Place in the fridge for 1-2hrs before slicing into bars

This is one method to try, but feel free to play around with it. Next time I might try and add some coconut oil instead of dates (I love the taste), some cacao powder (for a more chocolatey bite) or some chia seeds. This is a great way to use up leftovers and ensure a healthier snack than your refined sugar-fuelled store bought bars.

Go on, give it a try. Let me know how you go!

update: This photo is another sort I’ve tried; apricot and coconut…

Energy Balls

2 Comments on Homemade Energy Bars

    • crystaldance
      4 October, 2013 at 12:45 pm (4 years ago)

      I find them pretty tasty…and they’re so adaptable!!

      Reply

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