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Homemade No-Bake Energy Bars Recipe

Homemade No-Bake Energy Bars Recipe

2020-10-12
4 Stars (69 Voters)
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These homemade energy bars are healthy, delicious and easy to make! These no-bake oatmeal peanut bars date energy bars are perfect as healthy dessert, as a post workout snack or maybe as a snack to take to work or school. They are soft, free of refined sugar and packed with good nutritional value.
DIFFICULTY
Easy
YIELDS
15
PREP TIME
10 Minutes
WORK TIME
10 Minutes
RECIPE CUISINE
World
INGREDIENTS FOR YIELDS
  • 1¾ cups (160g) Rolled oats
  • 12oz (340g) Pitted dates- about 15 large dates
  • 1/2 cup (60g) Walnuts
  • 1/3 cup (80g) Natural peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup (40g) Dark chocolate chips (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 2 tablespoons Chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
DIRECTIONS
  1. Place all the ingredients except chocolate chips I a food processor and process until combined and sticky.
  2. Add chocolate chips and mix until combined.
  3. Scrape the mixture into an 8*8-inch (20*cm) baking dish, press evenly.
  4. Refrigerate for at least one hour or until set.
  5. Cut into bars.

Notes:

  • These energy bars can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
  • In this recipe you can use any kind of nuts: walnuts, cashew, almonds etc.
  • In this recipe you can use any nut butter: peanut butter, almond butter, cashew butter and more.
  • In the video you can see I processed all the ingredients together, but for better results, I would suggest processing only the dates first and then all the ingredients together.

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COMMENTS (6)
  • A
    Anna-Sophia
    1/19/2021

    Loved this recipe! By any chance, do you know what the Nutrition Facts are for these bars? Thanks!

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    Larry Peltier
    3/19/2021

    I made these Homemade No-Bake Energy Bars, placed them in the refrigerator for about 3-hours. After slicing them into bars they fell apart, like there was nothing holding them together, however they were very tasty. I processed the dates by them self before adding all the other ingredients. While I was processing the dates, I noticed they were fairly dry and not very sticky. I completed the recipe and they just fell apart while cutting them into bars. Did I use the wrong type of Dates??

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    Clare Cassy
    6/13/2023

    Boy are these tasty! The nicest health bars I have ever eaten - like a popular peanut bar you can buy especially with dark chocolate chips! However I had the exact same issue with them falling apart even after pressing the mixture down hard and leaving them in fridge for 3 hours. So I put them back in blender with more peanut butter. Fifty per cent better. Really my blender could not cope with the dates or peanut butter - the mixture was just too stiff - so next time I will blend the dry ingredient

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    Clare Cassy
    8/10/2023

    Sorry my last comment was cut short for some reason. I now soak the dates (and strain them) and combine the wet ingredients together before adding to the dry - they have never fallen apart since! I do not even have to use a processor - I just grind the oats and nuts first.

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    Jean
    9/24/2023

    I soaked my dates first but that was not enough. I will try reprocessing with more peanut butter. Thanks Clare for your helpful tip

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