These little energy bars are perfect for the active family! I’m actually super excited that I made them. I had several reasons for trying my own energy bars!
We love to go hiking
My husband and I are headed out for a 22 mile trek in the desert with teenagers from my church (and I wanted some healthy food to take along for me!)
I’m headed out for a 17 mile run this morning, and I’m tired of fueling up on processed energy bars! ACKK. You read that right!. 17! My running partner is trying to kill me!
I went to the health food store and spent $1.49 on a bar (Larabar) that had 2 ingredients! Cashews and dates. I thought to myself.. how hard can that be? Not hard at all!
I used for this Energy Bar recipe
1/2 cup cashews
(Then I added a drop.. just a drop of agave to make it more appealing for the kids. You could also add honey)
Blended it all up in a food processor. Because My food processor is quite small, I only turned it on for short bouts and came back to it. I didn’t want to ruin my food processor. Once all combined, I pressed it into chunks.
After we decided we liked it, we began to experiment by adding:
non sweetened coconut
What I love: They are gluten free, full of fiber, they are non-dairy, vegan, and they pack a bunch of calories and healthy fat right into a tiny little bar. Not for your average snacking- but perfect for hiking and long stretches of time when you don’t want to carry much food.