Homemade No Bake Superfood Energy Bars Recipe (Vegan + Gluten-Free)

Since I began posting recipes here, a few of the things I’ve posted have become staples in our house.  Almost every week I’ve been making the No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter and Oat Squares recipe I shared a few months ago, because they’re just so easy to make and satisfying to eat.  But, since it’s nice to mix things up I decided it’s time to try something different. 

Awhile ago, I came across this energy bar recipe on thisrawsomeveganlife.com, and I’ve been meaning to try it out.   At first I was intimidated by the list of ingredients because I didn’t have really any of them, but this time when it crossed my mind to check it out again, I had accumulated a few of the ingredients listed, which was motivating. 

I then researched a bunch of different recipes and found that the bare bones of this recipe are the dates, nuts, and dried fruit.  From these foundational ingredients you can add so many other things; it’s so very versatile.  This is my adaptation of the superfood energy bar based on what I currently have in my cupboard.  My husband really loves them, and I’m feeling like these will be our new go-to snack for awhile. 

Ingredients:
1 cup almonds
1/3 cup hemp seeds
1/3 cup chia seeds
1/3 cup shredded coconut
1/2 cup raisins
1 cup pitted dates (about 13-15 dates)
2 Tablespoons cocoa powder
2 Tablespoons coconut oil
1 heaping spoonful each of hemp seeds, chia seeds, and shredded coconut to mix in after it’s blended.  

Directions:

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Put all of your ingredients into a food processor or a blender, and blend for a minute or two until everything is well combined. 

We got this Ninja Blender as a wedding gift, and it’s been great at mixing everything that usually requires a food processor.  Definitely, liking it a lot!  

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Transfer the mixture to a bowl and add the heaping spoonfuls of hemp seeds, chia seeds, and shredded coconut.  Then, mix it all up with your hands until it forms a ball. 

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Put it into an 8×8 inch pan lined with parchment or wax paper, and press it down so that it’s flat. 

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Put it in the fridge for at least an hour, then remove and cut it up however you wish. 

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Eat, and enjoy! 

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*Notes:
These are great snacks to bring to work or to school!
They should be stored in the fridge, and will last several weeks covered in plastic wrap.
They can also be stored in the freezer and will last up to three months.
Play around with adding different ingredients like cacao nibs, pumpking seeds, chocolate chips, different kinds of nuts, different kinds of dried fruit etc. and have fun while doing so.  🙂 

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Ingredients
  1. 1 cup almonds
  2. 1/3 cup hemp seeds
  3. 1/3 cup chia seeds
  4. 1/3 cup shredded coconut
  5. 1/2 cup raisins
  6. 1 cup pitted dates (about 13-15 dates)
  7. 2 Tablespoons cocoa powder
  8. 2 Tablespoons coconut oil
  9. 1 heaping spoonful each of hemp seeds, chia seeds, and shredded coconut to mix in after it's blended.
Instructions
  1. Put all of your ingredients into a food processor or a blender, and blend for a minute or two until everything is well combined.
  2. Transfer the mixture to a bowl and add the heaping spoonfuls of hemp seeds, chia seeds, and shredded coconut. Then, mix it all up with your hands until it forms a ball.
  3. Put it into an 8x8 inch pan lined with parchment or wax paper, and press it down so that it's flat.
  4. Put it in the fridge for at least an hour, then remove and cut it up however you wish.
  5. Eat, and enjoy!
Notes
  1. These are great snacks to bring to work or to school!
  2. They should be stored in the fridge, and will last several weeks covered in plastic wrap.
  3. They can also be stored in the freezer and will last up to three months.
  4. Play around with adding different ingredients like cacao nibs, pumpking seeds, chocolate chips, different kinds of nuts, different kinds of dried fruit etc. and have fun while doing so. 🙂
Jodi Piotrowski http://www.jodipiotrowski.com/
Have you made homemade energy bars before?  What ingredients would you add to these to spice these up?

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Jodi - my name

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