3 Ingredient Healthy Energy Bars (2024)

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3 Ingredient Healthy Energy Bars – these delicious energy bars are simple to make, require no cooking and no fuss. Just pulse, refrigerate and enjoy.

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You know I love recipes that require 5 ingredients or less, so I’m super happy to share a simple and healthy recipe for energy bars, and all it takes are 3 simple ingredients.

While some of my favorite ingredients are bacon, Nutella, and butter, and although I always say bacon makes everything better, sometimes we just haveto try something else. But I am a huge fan of these kind of fruit bars and the beauty of this recipe is that you can really substitute any dried fruit or nut that you want. Some great substitutions would be pecans instead of peanuts, or macadamia nuts, raisins instead of apricots, or cranberries, or whatever dried fruit you fancy. In the end you will end up with these amazing bars that are the perfect snack.

Ingredients

  • Peanuts – Preferably unsalted. Feel free to use other nuts such as almonds, pecans, etc.
  • Dates – Dried dates that is. They’re so good for us, full of antioxidants, can reduce blood pressure, food for blood sugar balance and they contain a brain booster. Why wouldn’t we eat these?
  • Apricots – We need dried apricots. These are also good for us, they help build up our immune system!

How To Make Energy Bars

  1. Place the nuts, dates and apricots in a food processor. Pulse a few times just to break them up. Separate the dates if they start to clump together.
  2. Scrape the edges of the bowl as needed and continue processing for another 1-2 minutes, until the ingredients clump together and gather into a ball.
  3. Lay a piece of parchment paper on your work surface about the size of a baking sheet. Press the dough with your hands until it forms a thick square, roughly 8″ x 8″ in size. I found it easy to roll it with a rolling pin to get it nice and smooth. Wrap it with plastic wrap and chill for at least one hour or overnight.
  4. Unwrap the chilled power bar dough and transfer to a cutting board. Cut into 8 large bars or 16 small squares, as desired. Wrap each bar in plastic wrap or wax paper.
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3 Ingredient Healthy Energy Bars

Prep 10 minutes minutes

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Total 10 minutes minutes

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3 Ingredient Healthy Energy Bars – these delicious energy bars are simple to make, require no cooking and no fuss. Just pulse, refrigerate and enjoy.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup peanuts
  • 1 cup dates (pitted)
  • 1 cup dried apricots

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Instructions

  • Place the nuts, dates and apricots in a food processor. Pulse a few times just to break them up. Separate the dates if they start to clump together.

  • Scrape the edges of the bowl as needed and continue processing for another 1-2 minutes, until the ingredients clump together and gather into a ball.

  • Lay a piece of parchment paper on your work surface about the size of a baking sheet. Press the dough with your hands until it forms a thick square, roughly 8″ x 8″ in size. I found it easy to roll it with a rolling pin to get it nice and smooth. Wrap it with plastic wrap and chill for at least one hour or overnight.

  • Unwrap the chilled power bar dough and transfer to a cutting board. Cut into 8 large bars or 16 small squares, as desired. Wrap each bar in plastic wrap or wax paper.

Notes

  1. Bars can be stored in fridge for several weeks or freezer for up to 3 months.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1pieceCalories: 98kcal (5%)Carbohydrates: 13g (4%)Protein: 3g (6%)Fat: 5g (8%)Saturated Fat: 1g (6%)Sodium: 3mgPotassium: 223mg (6%)Fiber: 2g (8%)Sugar: 10g (11%)Vitamin A: 293IU (6%)Vitamin C: 1mg (1%)Calcium: 18mg (2%)Iron: 1mg (6%)

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