Homemade Energy Bar

Homemade energy bars

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I’ve experimented with several different kinds of homemade energy bar recipes, but these are the only ones worthy of offering to others. They’re basically a mix of cereal/fruit/nut stuck together with nut butter and rice syrup. I started with this recipe from The Vegan Delicious blog. You might be able to skip the baking step, but it helps the bars hold together.

  • 1/2 c. almond butter
  • 1/2 c. rice syrup
  • 1/2 c. Perky’s Nutty Flax Cereal
  • 1/2 c. puffed millet
  • 1/3 c. toasted pecans
  • 1/3 c. dried blueberries
  • 1/4 c. dried cherries
  • 1/3 c. raisins
  • 1/3 c. chopped dates
  • 1/3 c. chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease 9×13 or 8×8 baking pan with coconut oil. Pan size doesn’t really matter. You’ll have thicker bars with a smaller pan. Mix almond butter and rice syrup. Add cereal and coat well. Add remaining ingredients and mix well. Use a metal spatula to press mixture into pan. Bake for 5-10 min. Remove from oven and use spatula to further compress bars. Press the mixture into the pan well. Otherwise you’ll have crumbles instead of bars. Allow to cool and cut.

Homemade Energy Bar

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