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Easy No Bake Energy Bars

Easy No Bake Energy bars are soft, chewy, and come together in under 10 minutes for your 3 pm snack attack. 

Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword Energy Bar, Energy Bite, Snack Bar
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Servings 12 bars (approx)
Calories 165kcal

Ingredients

  • 15 Madjool Dates, pites removed, cut in half note, if you use another type of date, you may need to soak in water at least 1 hour to make soft.
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup unsalted peanuts
  • 1 tbsp water variable, depending on the texture of your dates. if your mixture isn't blending well, add water 1 tablespoon at a time until it sticks together

Instructions

  • In a food processor, add the dates and peanut butter.
  • Pulse the food processor 5 -6 times just to break up the dates a bit.
  • Add the chocolate chips, 1/2 cup of the peanuts, and 1 tbsp of water, and pulse again until all combined and sticky.
  • If your mixture is not combining well, add more water 1 tablespoon at a time, until it starts to come together. The main blog post has a photo of what the mixture should look like.
  • Line a 8 X 8 baking dish with parchment and transfer the mixture to the pan.
  • Push down the mixture and spread it over the surface of the pan until a flat layer is made.
  • Add the remaining 1/4 cup of peanuts to the top of the bars.
  • You could also roll into energy bites using 1 tablespoon of mixture per ball, if you prefer.
  • You don't have to, but I suggest letting the mixture harden up in the fridge for an hour before slicing, but it is not necessary.
  • Once cut into bars, store in the fridge in an air tight container for up to a week, or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Nutrition

Calories: 165kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 6g | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 22g