How to make Energy Bars, no baking required
With this recipe making energy bars is so simple that you will never need to buy them from a store again. No baking is required, and it only takes a moment of your time to make energy bars with this recipe. The only required kitchen machine is a blender. These bars are easy to customize for your taste and finding a combination that you like is easy. These are non-dairy and can be made nut free too, just for those who are allergic to them (I am).
The main ingredient is dates. They turn very sticky when blended and help keep the bars from crumbling. So don’t switch them out.
The second ingredient can be nuts or almonds, but since I can’t eat those I ended up trying mysli and rolled oats. The latter seemed to blend better from my observations.
The third ingredient can be any dried berry or fruit, why not nuts or almonds too. I tried raisins, dried cranberries, dried banana chips and even fresh strawberries. The strawberries didn’t exactly work that well, so stick to dry ingredients.
Since we are only using a blender it’s just a matter of tossing everything in and blending the ingredients into a thick paste. If the paste gets too thick you can add a bit of honey, but it’s optional. Once you have the paste ready place it on wax paper/plastic wrap, shape into rectangle and chill for at least an hour. Chop into blocks and that’s all there is to it!
I tried the following mixtures:
- 1 dl Dates / 1 dl Rolled Oats / 1dl Raisins (/ a drop of honey)
- 1 dl Dates / 1 dl Mysli / 1 dl Strawberries (/ a drop of honey)
- 1 dl Dates / 1 dl Rolled Oats / 1 dl Dried Cranberries / 0.5 dl Dried Banana Chips
1. Toss the ingredients into the blender.
2. Blend until they turn into a thick paste.
3. Place the paste on a wax paper/plastic wrap and shape it into a rectangle or whatever shape you want.
4. Chill in freezer for at least an hour.
5. Chop into smaller pieces, wrap in wax paper/plastic wrap and store in fridge or freezer. Done!
Finished Energy bars
The beauty of these is how easy they are to customize. Make small portions first and try out different things. Just a tip, but chocolate chips could be quite good in them if you don’t mind making them a bit less healthy.