Homemade Energy Bars
These super easy Soft & Chewy Homemade Energy Bars are loaded with goodies like dried apricot bits, oats, almonds, peanut butter and maple syrup and can be prepared in less than 15 minutes or so. They are perfect for snacking, breakfast on the go and a healthy fuel pick-me up.
Servings: 8 Servings
- ½ cup maple syrup honey or agave syrup
- 1 cup peanut butter or nut butter of choice
- 2 tablespoon coconut oil melted or oil of choice
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 ½ cup quick 1-minute oats uncooked
- 1 cup almonds roughly chopped
- ½ to 1 cup dried apricots chopped as desired
Heat the maple syrup, coconut oil and peanut butter in a medium sized microwaveable bowl and microwave on high for 20-30 seconds until heated through. Microwave more if needed. Should be easy to mix up.
Add the almonds, oats and apricot bits to peanut butter mixture and stir together.
Once mixed, transfer to an 8×8-inch parchment lined baking dish and flatten down evenly.
Cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge overnight or for 2-3 hours. Cut and store in an airtight container.
Store up to 5 days in fridge.
Can also freeze for 3 months. Thaw bar (s) for 10 minutes before indulging.
For completely vegan bars, do not use honey.
To make gluten free, adjust using gluten free oats.
Calories: 454kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Sodium: 211mg | Potassium: 529mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 293IU | Calcium: 95mg | Iron: 2mg