3 Energy Bar Bite Recipes

Rarely do I enter the kitchen with the intention of making something that the rest of the world will find edible. I’m just not about that life. Until today when I was pushing the buttons on my food processor and something edible just kind of happened.

Even my mom, who likes things like Kool-aid, Cheetos, and Reeses Peanut Butter Cups thought that these were “wicked good.”

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 Meet my newest creation- delicious energy bar bites (basically faux-larabars) that are packed full with all-natural ingredients that are sure to power you through whatever you have next on your training agenda…

Did I mention how delicious they are?

And that they’re super easy to make?

And cheaper than pre-packaged bars?

And that I have three different flavors for you -Almond Butter, Peanut Butter, and Chocolate Coconut?

Dang, I’m good.

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Almond Butter Bites                                                                                                    Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Paleo, Vegan

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup of pitted dates – loosely packed – soaked in water for 20 minutes if you find they’re a little tough
  • 1/2 cup raw almonds
  • 2-3 heaping tablespoons almond butter

Directions:

  • Pulse dates and almonds in food processor until crumbly and a little sticky
  • Add in almond butter and pulse again until mixed throughout
  • Scoop into tablespoon sized bites (makes 16) or press into bars
  • Let sit in fridge for a few minutes if you’d like them to firm a little

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Peanut Butter Energy Bar Bites

Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegan

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup of pitted dates – loosely packed
  • 1/4 cup raw almonds
  • 1/4 cup peanuts
  • 2-3 heaping tablespoons peanut butter (i used chunky pb)
  • salt to taste

Directions:

  • Pulse dates, almonds, and peanuts in food processor until crumbly and a little sticky
  • Add in peanut butter and pulse again until well mixed
  • Add in salt, to taste if you so desire
  • Scoop into tablespoon sized bites (makes 16) or press into bars
  • Let sit in fridge for a few minutes if you’d like them to firm a little

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Salted Chocolate Coconut Energy Bar Bites

Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Paleo, Vegan

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup of pitted dates – loosely packed
  • 1/2 cup raw almonds
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 2 1/2 tbsp natural cocoa powder (basically unsweetened Hershey’s cocoa powder in the can)
  • 2-3 heaping tbsp almond butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • salt to taste

Directions:

  • Pulse dates and almonds in food processor until crumbly and a little sticky
  • Add in coconut and cocoa and pulse until incorporated throughout
  • Add in almond butter and vanilla and pulse again
  • Add salt to tase
  • Scoop into tablespoon sized bites (makes 20ish) or press into bars
  • Let sit in fridge for a few minutes if you’d like them to firm a littleIMG_3442

Wash ’em down with a nice glass of almond milk and go seize the day.

Question of the day:

Are you good at kitchen experiments? 

I’m not!

P.S. I also have a salted caramel coconut flavor… but I’m gonna make you wait a little longer to have that one 🙂

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