This No bake date Energy bars recipe is the ideal midday snack. It’s super easy to make, oh so tasty and loaded with vitamins, minerals, proteins and fiber. Not to mention, it’s completely gluten free, soy free and vegan.
It’s the ideal quick snack because it requires no baking and it can be switched up to suit your ingredient preferences. You can substitute any of the seeds and nuts with whatever you prefer and even leave out the peanut butter completely if you want. It’s so easy to alter.
What made me come up with this No bake date Energy bars recipe:
I am picky when it comes to granola bars. I want them to be packed with flavors, crunchy, sweet, healthy and with no added sugars. Unfortunately, I just havent’ been able to find storebought granola bars that does all that for me. They either seem to be full of sugars and additives or they taste horrible. Well, I don’t know about you, but I can’t make myself eat what tastes like crunchy cardboard as a quick snack. That’s not good enough.
Because I adore food, I want each and every meal I eat to be tasty…And I also want it to be somewhat healthy (at least most of the time).
That’s why I realized I had to come up with some easy, simple to make and very tasty snacks.
I admit that I am a huge snacker. If I don’t eat every couple of hours my brain starts getting foggy and I can’t function very well – actually, I end up wasting too much time staring into space trying to remember what I was supposed to be doing. So I usually eat something every couple of hours, whether it’s just a bite of dark chocolate, a few nuts or a more filling snack.
Come afternoon, I am in serious need of an energy boost. And that’s where these No bake date Energy bars comes in handy. They are so deliciously tasty, healthy and packed with goodness – and they are super easy to take with me anywhere I go.
Choosing healthy snack option used to be a big problem for me. If I don’t plan ahead, I usually end up pouncing on whatever food is near me. I seem to lose the ability to make healthy choices in the moment – and that used to lead to a lot of snacking on cakes, chips and other easily accessible and completely unhealthy options. I finally realized I had to change, and sat down to come up with a lot of healthy snack options. That resulted in these amazing vegan no bake protein bars as well as a lot of different energy balls. I can’t tell you how much adding healthy snacks has changed my energy levels. It’s a must.
Here’s some of my other favorite healthy snack recipes:
What’s great about these No bake date Energy bars:
- Vegan, gluten free, soy free and healthy
- Packed with proteins, fiber, vitamins and minerals
- Super easy and quick to make
- Requires no baking
- Easy to change – just switch out any seeds or nuts with your preferred choice (you can also leave out the peanut butter if you prefer)
Gluten free version:
There’s two gluten free options for this one. You can either use gluten free oats, or simply substitute the oats with the same amount of puffed quinoa.
No Bake Date Energy Bars – vegan
- 2 cups Dates Seeds removed
- 1 cup Walnuts
- ½ cup Almonds
- ½ cup Grated Coconut
- Pinch of salt
- ½ cup Mixed Seeds Sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds etc.
- ¼ cup Peanut Butter or Almond Butter
- ¼ cup Puffed Quinoa
- ¼ cup Rolled Oats
- ¼ cup Mini Chocolate Chips
- Clean the dates and remove the seeds. Add walnuts, almonds and coconut to a food processor and pulse until it's finely chopped. Pour in seeds, salt, peanut butter and dates and pulse until everything is combined. Finally stir in the puffed quinoa, rolled oats and chocolate chips. If the mixture is too soft, just add more rolled oats or puffed quinoa. Pour the mixture into a baking tray lined with baking parchment and spread it out evenly. Place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes before cutting into bars ( should make about 10). Serve and enjoy. Store someplace cool in an airtight container.