Healthy Energy Bars

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I have always wanted to make my own energy bars but had no way of mixing all the ingredients. I’ve had equipment failures with my blender and food mixer.

Currently, I don’t have a food mixer and have managed to do all this recipe with my new Breville Blender.  Hubby bought me The Kinetix® Control from Breville. It’s great and so easy to use and to clean.

Making my energy bars in my new fab blender.

Making my energy bars in my new fab blender.

I’m on a lookout for a new food mixer. If you are a brand that has a snazzy new mixer that I can use that would be awesome.

I know this is a long shot, but you have to put it out there in the universe. You never know right?

Okay, so what did I make?

I reworked a raw chocolate, coconut and seed energy bar recipe from Taste.com.au.

Ingredients

  • 35 grams of shredded coconut
  • 80 grams of unsalted cashew nuts
  • 30 grams of organic cocoa powder (I buy mine from the local health food shop, and it is so yummy. Adding this cocoa powder makes it taste like dark chocolate)
  • 2 tablespoons of pepitas
  • 150 grams of figs stem removed
  • 250 grams of dates pitted
  • 2 tablespoons of Zen Green Tea Matcha
  • 80 grams of cranberries
  • You will need to add some water during the process of mixing all the ingredients. Just add a bit and see how it goes. If you add too much the mixture might not come together as it should.

Note: I found that the mixture tasted a bit bitter and really needs the cranberries or another fruit.  After adding the cranberries it was so yummy!

Method

  1. Put in the dates, figs, into the mixer (Or in my case the blender. If you are doing it in a blender you might need to do it in batches. This helped me as it meant that the blades would spin easily for each part of the process.)
  2. Add the other ingredients one at a time to mix it all together. If you need to, take them out to free up some space in your mixer. At this stage, you might need to add a bit of water to allow the mixture to blend together.
  3. Once all done to put on a sheet of baking paper and roll out. Add to a plastic container and then add to the fridge/freezer. Once set for a day or so, cut up the energy bar into bite-sized pieces.
  4. Enjoy your yummy healthy snacks
The energy bar mixture is all ready to go into the fridge/freezer. Cannot wait to eat one.

The energy bar mixture is all ready to go into the fridge/freezer. Cannot wait to eat one.

Ideas to decorate your energy bars – Sprinkle a little green tea matcha over the top of your bars, add some extra pepitas/seeds/nuts to the top of the bars.

The healthy energy bars are now ready to eat. They are so yummy!

The healthy energy bars are now ready to eat. They are so yummy!

I hope this inspires you to create your own yummy and healthy energy bars. If you wish you can substitute any ingredients with others that you love more.

You might find that you prefer sunflower seeds or wish to have almonds instead. Also, cranberries might be your favourite either. If so add the fruit that is the best for you.

Experiment and make a bar that is right for you and the family.

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