I have been having fun making Energy Bars. I would like to come up with a better name than Energy Bars. Any suggestions?
I think I got it.
Power Bombs…packed with nutrients and loaded with flavor! ” BAM!!!” said Thomas.
So many of the recipes out there have way too much sugar. You might not think there is much but many recipes call for bananas, raisins, dates, dried apricots and maple syrup. A ton of sugar!
I am posting my latest creation. Look at how much I can pack into an inch square of food. They remind me of FUDGE. They are easy to make. I am not overly concerned by measurements. Close enough is good enough for me.
1 1/2 cups of raw mixed nuts and seeds.
1/4 cup raisins (optional) reduces the amount of sugar if you skip the raisins.
1/2 cup unsweetened nut butter (I used cashew butter.)
1 tsp maple extract (vanilla is fine too. I love the maple.)
1/4 cup of unsweetened coconut
1 TBS cinnamon
1 TBS pumpkin pie spice
1/4 cup coconut oil
Squirt of organic stevia. (I like Trader Joe’s.)
Pulverize the nuts and raisins. I use a vita mix. I don’t have a food processor.
BiG NEWS! I made the squares without the vitamix. I just chopped the nuts and raisins with a knife and it came out great! CHunky and Delicious! No equipment necessary. I like that!
Another Update…Today I made the squares from chopped raw walnuts from Trader Joes. I threw the raisins in whole. They came out great. It just gets easier and easier. No reason to be eating junk food when you can make these! Kids love them too!
(Try it both ways and let me know your favorite.)
Melt the coconut oil add liquid stevia to the oil. Mix pulverized nuts and raisins, nut butter, spices and coconut oil with stevia together in a bowl. Fold in your protein powder. Mix everything together..
I use a 8×8 inch pan lined with parchment paper. Flatten mixture into the parchment paper. Cut them into small squares, cover with parchment and freeze for two hours. Cut them into small portion and refrigerate.
You can also make small balls and freeze.
I don’t count calories. You must be mindful of portion control. This is a perfect snack for after a workout or if you need a treat in between meals. Your kids will love them too!