Energy Bars

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I’m not sure that any of us really need any more energy, in the sense of calories, in our lives! The calorie is easy to find around these parts, but it is nice to have a treat now and then. I’ve been making way too many of these, so trust me, if you want to put on weight, this is what you should eat. These are very densely packed calorie bombs that will surely keep you moving if you know what’s good for you! This would be a great snack to carry with the road bike crew or mega run in prep for a marathon. Of course, a bite or two for your average teacher is a good thing too! These are stored in the freezer and best to eat when frozen.

Ingredients:

Chocolate Coconut Banana

  • 2 cups Medjool dates
  • 2 cups raw cashews
  • 1/2 cup raw almonds
  • 1 cup cocoa powder
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened grated coconut

Chocolate Cherry

  • 1 cup Medjool dates
  • 2 cups dried cherries
  • 2 cups raw almonds
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened grated coconut
  • 1 cup cocoa powder
  • pinch of sea salt

Apricot Orange

  • 1 cup Medjool dates
  • 1 cup dried pineapple
  • 2 cups dried apricots
  • 2 cups raw cashews
  • 2 mandarine oranges zested and juiced
  • a pinch of sea salt

Lemon Coconut

  • 1 cup Medjool dates
  • 1 cup dried pineapple
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup unsweetened grated coconut
  • 2 cups raw cashews
  • 2 lemons zested and juiced
  • a pinch of sea salt

Orange Cinnamon Chocolate Apricot

  • 2 1/2 cups dried apricot
  • 2 cups Medjool dates
  • 2 cups raw cashews
  • 1/8 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1 cup cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cup sprouted and dried buckwheat groats
  • 1/2 cup dried pineapple
  • 2 clementines zested and juiced
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon

Directions: Add all ingredients to a food processor and pulse until the mixture comes together. If the mixture is too dry, add more dates or a dash of water. Pour the mixture onto parchment paper to form a flattened square. A pastry blade is helpful to shape the edges. Wrap in parchment and place in a baking pan in the freezer. When frozen cut into one-inch cubes and store in the freezer.

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4 thoughts on “Energy Bars

  1. Sarah, Are these energy bars related to the frozen nut goodies of NY 2012? But they were a different recipe than any of these, I think. Pops

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