5 No Bake Energy Bars

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Too hot outside to turn on the oven or looking for some delicious kid-friendly recipes?

We have the solution for you! These bar recipes that are easy to make and easy to take on the go.  Create some family fun while making healthy snacks that everyone will enjoy! Tuck them in your workout bag or purse and you’ll have extra fuel to carry you through the day.


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Peanut Butter Crispy Brown Rice Power Bar

Ingredients (serves 4 people)

  • 1/2 cup peanut

  • 1/2 cup raisins (or dried fruit of your choice)
  • 3 cups toasted brown rice cereal

  • 1 cup peanut butter

  • 1/2 cup honey

Directions

1. Mix together peanuts, raisins and cereal.

2. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine peanut butter and honey. Microwave on high for about 1-2 minutes and stir until smooth.

3. Pour wet mixture over dry ingredients and stir until coated.

4. Grease a 9x9-inch pan. Press mixture into pan and chill until firm for at least 1 hour.

5. Slice into 16bars.

 

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Almond Date Energy Bar

Ingredients (serves 4 people)

  • 1 cup dried dates, pitted

  • 1 cup dried figs

  • 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup almond butter

  • 1/2 cup honey

Directions

1. In a food processor, pulse dates and figs until a paste forms. Pulse in coconut.

2. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine almond butter and honey. Microwave on high for about 1-2 minutes and stir until smooth.

3. Stir together fruits and wet mixture.

4. Grease a 9x9-inch pan. Press mixture in top and chill until firm for at least 1 hour.

5. Slice into 16 bars.

 

3

Granola Apricot Power Punch

Ingredients (serves 12 people)

1/2 cup dried apricots
1-1/2 cups almond or cashew butter 1/2 cup honey
2 cups rolled oats or granola cereal

Directions

 

1. In a food processor, pulse apricots until texture forms.

  1. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine nut butter and honey. Microwave on high for about 1-2 minutes and stir until smooth.
  2. Stir together apricots, warm nut butter and honey mixture and oats or granola.
  3. Grease a 9x13-inch baking pan. Press mixture in top and chill until firm for at least 1 hour.
  4. Slice into 12 bars.
  5. For variety, add sliced almonds, pecans, sunflower or flax seeds.

 

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Cranberry Protein Balls

 

Ingredients (serves 12 people)

  • 4 dates, pitted

  • 1 cup walnuts

  • 1/2 cup macadamia nuts

  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil

  • 1/2 cup cranberries

  • 1/2 cup protein powder of your choice
  • Sunflower seeds (optional)

  • Shredded coconut (optional)

Directions

1. In a food processor, pulse dates until a paste forms.

2. Add walnuts and macadamia nuts. Process for about 30 seconds until finely chopped and blended with dates.

3. With processor running, drizzle in coconut oil until well blended.

4. Pulse in protein powder.

5. Scrape mixture into a bowl. Stir in cranberries. Form mixture into round balls.

6. Roll in sunflower seeds or coconut if desired.

7. Eat now or store in refrigerator.

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Coconut-Cocoa Boost Bar

Ingredients (serves 4 people)

  • 1 cup dates, pitted

  • 1/2 cup cashew butter

  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder

  • Pinch of salt

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Directions

1. In a food processor, combine dates, cashew butter and cocoa powder. Pulse until a paste forms.

2. Add salt, coconut and vanilla extract. Pulse 2-3 times. Consistency should be moist. If mixture is too dry add a little water. If mixture is too wet and sticky, add more coconut.

3. Grease a 9x9-inch pan. Press mixture into pan and chill until firm for at least 1 hour.

4. Slice into 16 bars.

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