Energy Bars- diy Recipes


Peanut butter and Jelly 

  • 1/4 cup peanuts (any kind – I used honey roasted)
  • 1/4 cup tart dried cherries
  • 8 large pitted dates

Vanilla Almond Apricot

  • 1/4 cup tart dried cherries
  • 4 large pitted dates
  • 6 dried turkish apricots
  • 1/4 cup roasted, unsalted almonds
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Chocolate Cherry Almond

  • 4 large pitted dates
  • 1/4 cup dried tart cherries
  • 2 tbsp semi-sweet or bittersweet chocolate chips (I used Ghiradelli 60% cacao baking chips)
  • 1/4 cup roasted, unsalted almonds

Directions: for each recipe, start by mixing dried fruit (dates + whatever you choose) in a food processor until they are chopped into little bits (about 30s-1min). Add nuts and other flavoring (chocolate chips, vanilla extract, cinnamon, etc), and blend in food processor for another 30s-1 min.

For the balls: form into one inch balls and eat as is or roll in coconut flakes or cocoa powder if desired.

For the bars: spread mixture into a 1/2 inch-thick square on parchment paper and put in refrigerator for about 1 hour. Then cut into bars.

Each recipe makes 8 balls or 4 bars. Each ball has 90-100 calories; double it for the bars.


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