Xocolate Energy Bars

Two chocolate energy bars on plate

Carrying energy bars with you can help you eat healthier and save on money and time.  But bars can get expensive if you eat them all the time that’s why I came up with my own.  These bars are nutritious,  easy to make, and less expensive than store bought bars. They are rich in fiber, protein, healthy fats, vitamins and minerals. Add a fruit or a glass of skim milk and you have a healthy snack or small meal.

You need a food processor for this recipe.

Ingredients:

1 cup quick-cooking oats

1/2 cup raw almonds

1/2 cup raw sunflower seeds

1/4 cup whole wheat flour

1/2 cup raisins

1/2 cup pitted dried dates

1/2 cup dried figs

1/2 cup nonfat dry milk

1/2 cup cocoa

1/4 cup maple syrup or agave nectar

2 large eggs

1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

 

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350°F and spray a baking sheet with cooking spray.

2.  Place all ingredients, except the maple syrup, eggs and chocolate chips, into food processor and pulse until finely chopped.

3.  Add the maple syrup, eggs and chocolate chips and pulse until all ingredients are hydrated and form a paste.

4.  Place mixture onto baking sheet and spread evenly.  Spread until it’s  about 1/4 inch thick.  Bake for 15-20 minutes.  Cut into rectangles and let cool.  Wrap each bar in saran wrap or place in snack size ziploc bags.

 

 

 



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