No-Bake Energy Bars
Energy bars are one of those quick, go-to snacks you can grab at any grocery store or vending machine, but a lot of them aren’t as healthy as their fancy packaging might lead you to believe.
These homemade, no-Bake Energy Bars are made with your choice of nuts and dried fruits, plus they have two scoops of spirulina and organic protein powder for a boost of nutrition and filling protein. It’s a perfect snack to refuel after a workout, knock out a sugar craving, or hold you over until dinner.
Prep time: 15 minutes; Total time: 45 minutes; Difficulty: low
Recipe type: Breakfast or Snack
Serves: 10 servings
2 cups Oat bran
1 cup Flaxseed meal
1/4 cup Date Crumbs
1/2 cup Raw Cacao
2 tablespoons Maca powder
2 tablespoons Spirulina
2 scoops 100% Grass-fed Chocolate Whey protein powder
1 cup Peanut butter (or Almond butter)
1/2 cup Coconut nectar
1 cup Almond milk (use more milk for a softer batter)
1 tablespoon Coconut oil
1/2 cup Dark chocolate chips (I use sugar free)
Line a 12 x 12-inch pan with parchment paper and set aside.
In a medium-size bowl, mix together bran, flaxseed meal, date crumbs, raw cacao, maca powder, spirulina and protein powder.
In a small pot, combine your peanut butter (or nut/seed butter of choice) with coconut nectar (or other sticky sweetener) and melt over low heat. Mix well with a spatula. Add to dry ingredients.
Add almond milk and mix until fully incorporated. I usually do it with my hands.
Pour your peanut butter filling into the lined pan. Press and flatten with a spatula until evenly distributed. Place in the freezer for 20 minutes. Once firm, cut into 10 bars and place back in the freezer.
Melt coconut oil and chocolate chips in a small pot over low heat (or if in a hurry, microwave for ~30 seconds).
Pour melted chocolate over the bars. Spread with a spatula until evenly coated. Once coated, place on a lined plate or tray and freeze until firm, about 20 minutes.
Wrap each bar in parchment paper. Store in the fridge for a week or freeze for up to 2 months. Enjoy!