Energy Bars

Look no further for a healthy snack that tastes great and is quick and easy to make! These energy bars freeze well and are easily transported for a great alternative to stopping at the convenience store or drive-through while on the go.

Serves: 8

Time commitment 

Prep – 10 minutes + cooling time

Cook time – 25 minutes    

Ingredients

1 ½ cups chopped nuts

2 cups shredded coconut 

1/2 cup sunflower seeds

1/3 cup pumpkin seeds 

1 tablespoon sesame seeds

1 tablespoon golden flax meal  mixed with 1 ½ Tbsp. water (or 1 egg)

1/2 cup almond flour

1/3 cup  coconut oil, melted

1/4 cup nut butter of choice 

1/4 cup honey  or maple syrup

1 teaspoon pure vanilla

Pinch salt

 1/2 cup cocao nibs or dried berries

Kitchen utensils

food processor

set of measuring cups

set of measuring spoons

wooden spoon

bowl

baking pan  

Directions 

  1. Preheat oven to 325° fahrenheit (162.78° celcius). 
     
  2. Grease a large baking pan with coconut oil.
     
  3. Pulse nuts and pumpkin seeds in a food processor until similar in size to sunflower seeds.
     
  4. Add coconut oil, nut butter, sweetener and vanilla to flax mixture.
     
  5. Add almond flour and salt and stir to combine.
     
  6. Add chopped nuts, pumpkin seeds, shredded coconut, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds and cocao nibs or dried berries and mix well.
     
  7. Spoon batter into prepared baking pan, spread out evenly  
     
  8. Bake for about 23 minutes, until golden brown.  
     
  9. Let cool completely in pan before cutting into bars. 
     
  10. Store in refrigerator.

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