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Homemade Energy Bars

Yield: 18 bars

Your rating: None (20 votes)
Your rating: None (20 votes)

This recipe offers plenty of leeway to concoct fun flavor combinations, like dried cranberries and walnuts, or dried mangoes and coconut butter.


These ingredients are:
vegetarian iconVegetarian corn-free iconCorn-free dairy-free iconDairy-free egg-free iconEgg-free gluten-free iconGluten-free peanut-free iconPeanut-free soy-free iconSoy-free wheat-free iconWheat-free


In a bowl, combine oats, trail mix and salt. Over medium heat, place maple syrup and honey and in a saucepan and bring to a low boil for 2 to 3 minutes. Add oil and nut or seed butter and heat until it is thoroughly mixed and is an even consistency.

Stir wet mixture into dry ingredients and combine until evenly mixed. Press into an oiled 6-cup rectangular or square baking dish. Let cool, then flip out onto a cutting board and cut into 18 bars.

Wrap in waxed paper or plastic wrap to keep the bars from drying out.


For a more robust flavor, place oats on a baking sheet and toast in the oven at 325° F for about 15 minutes, or until they are golden brown. Nuts and seeds can be toasted in the same way for 6 to 7 minutes.

Each bar: 250 cal, 15g fat (2.5g sat), 0mg chol, 70mg sodium, 27g carb, 3g fiber, 15g sugars, 6g protein

Recipe by Leika Suzumura, former PCC Nutrition Educator

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My kids love them.

They are a little moister than expected, I'll probably put a little less wet ingredients in next batch. Really tasty and super easy to make. Planning to use this as a weekly ritual.

my family loved them

I made these once and they were a hit. they were a little crumbly. hope to make this as regular snack for my child's lunch box.

Gluten Free

Please help me understand how Barley Malt Syrup is Gluten Free. After making these absolutely YUMMY bars, a flash came - OMG - Barley Malt - what's the GF low-down?

RE: Gluten free

Thank you for bringing this to our attention.

The original recipe called for organic brown rice syrup. It was then changed to barley malt syrup, but the gluten free tag was not removed.

Barley malt syrup does contain gluten. The gluten free designation should have been updated in our recipe database. It has now been updated, thanks to your comment.

Our apologies and thanks again for bringing this to our attention.

Tom Monahan
PCC Natural Markets

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