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Energy Bars Recipe

Looking for an easy Energy Bars recipe? Learn how to make Energy Bars using healthy ingredients.

Submitted by chamcody

Makes 6 servings

Delicious, high energy energy bars. These are meant to be a meal substitute or a high energy pre-workout boost for strenuous exercise. ALLERGY WARNING: The topping for these bars contains peanut butter. You may substitute either double the sunflower butter or a different nut butter if desired. VEGAN NOTE: These bars are not vegan, but can easily be made so by substituting agave syrup for the honey, or adding more maple syrup. GENERAL REMINDER: Any changes made to this recipe will result in a different calorie count than listed. Adjust your Calorie Count Log as needed.

Recipe Ingredients for Energy Bars

60 grams Almonds
60 grams Cashew Nuts, Dry Roasted
20 grams Diced Apricots Dried
20 grams Dried cranberries (sugar added)
42 grams Clover Honey
44 grams Pure Maple Syrup
12 grams Mrs Butterworths Original Syrup
25 grams Flaxseed
27 grams Regular Creamy
15 grams Artisana 100% Organic Raw Coconut Butter
10 grams Special Dark Dutch Processed Cocoa
27 grams Nut Butter

Recipe Directions for Energy Bars

  1. Combine (shelled!) almonds & cashews. Grind using a Magic Bullet or other food processor, until the nuts are chopped. You may have some powder from the grinding - this is perfectly okay. If you don't have a food processor, you may put the nuts into a zipper-type sandwich baggie and pound them with a heavy object (such as a meat tenderizer mallet).

  2. Combine the dried cranberries and dried apricot pieces into a large bowl. Mix the now chopped nuts into the fruit. Set aside.

  3. Grind the flax seeds into a fine powder and put into a small bowl. (If you are using a Magic Bullet, you may keep the ground flax in the "bullet cup".) Set aside.

  4. Pour the honey, pure maple syrup, and Mrs. Butterworth's syrup into a small saucepan. Warm the mixture on low heat, until smooth and heated through. DO NOT BRING TO A SIMMER OR BOIL.

  5. Gently incorporate the ground flaxseed into the warm syrup mixture.

  6. Preheat the oven to 350*F.

  7. Slowly pour the fruit & nut mixture into the pot, stirring as you go. The syrup you've created should coat all of the fruit & nut mixture. You should now have a semi-sticky product. Remove from heat.

  8. Line a small (9x5") metal bread pan with aluminum foil. Spray the foil with nonstick spray OR apply a light mist of olive oil using a spritzer bottle. If using the latter method, spread the oil across the foil using a paper towel. This will absorb any excess oil and coat the foil evenly.

  9. Pour the contents of the pot into the prepared bread pan. Spread the mixture across the pan evenly.

  10. Bake for 20 minutes, or until the top of the mixture is golden/light brown. Remove from oven and let cool to room temperature.

  11. NOTE: All of the following steps, except for the last two steps, are for the topping. You may skip to the second to last step if you prefer not to have the topping. You may also halve or quarter the ingredient amounts of this part of the recipe if you would like the topping, but don't want as many calories per serving (and/or as thick of a layer of topping).

  12. Combine peanut butter, sunflower butter, and coconut butter in a small saucepan. Heat on low to low-medium heat until melted, stirring occasionally.

  13. Add the cocoa powder a bit at a time, stirring to incorporate. The contents of the pot should now resemble melted chocolate.

  14. Remove saucepan from heat, and spread topping evenly across the top of the baked bars.

  15. Let the topping cool to room temperature.

  16. Refrigerate bars (in the pan) for at least 30 minutes to become firm. You can omit this step if you prefer, but the servings won't turn out very bar-like! :)

  17. Cut into bars. Store in the refrigerator to keep the bars firm.



Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 60.3g
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
Saturated Fat
Trans Fat
Total Carbohydrates
Dietary Fiber
Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 5% Iron 12%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.


Calorie Breakdown
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Daily Values
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
  Good points
  • No cholesterol
  • Low in sodium
  •   Bad points
  • High in sugar
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