Simple Energy Bars for Busy Families

By Kristy Ware | Blog

Feb 08

I have been making this amazingly easy energy bar recipe for a few years now and my family loves them!

I had to share because if your household is anything like ours, having quick, nutritious and nutrient dense snacks on hand is a must.

The bonus here is that they are gluten and dairy-free, raw and vegan!

Raw Fruit & Nut Energy Bars

3 cups of raw nuts (I used cashews but you could try almonds, pecans or macadamia nuts)

2 cups of pitted Medjool dates

1-2 Tbsp coconut oil (optional)

2 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp ground ginger

1/2 tsp cardamom

Pinch of sea salt

Place nuts into your food processor fitted with the “s” blade and process for about 60-90 seconds or until finely ground. Then add the dates, spices and salt. Process again for another 60-90 seconds or until dates are completely ground and the mixture is starting to form a ball. I then added 2 TBSP of coconut oil to the mixture to make it stick together.

Press mixture into an 8×8 inch pan and refrigerate for 4-5 hours. Then cut into bar shapes and individually wrap for an easy snack on the run. Rolling the mixture into balls and then in shredded coconut also works well. Enjoy!

Recipe inspired by “Nourishing Meals” by Alissa Segersten & Tom Malterre.