Real Energy Bars

My kids call these “yummy bars”. I call them the perfect sweet and salty snack and just right for our ski trip. Made with only Real ingredients, these are worlds away from most store bought granola bars in both ingredients and taste. We brought these on our ski trip this week and they were just right for a quick burst of long lasting energy (and great for keeping my boys away from the Sugar Shack at the top of the mountain).

 

Real Energy Bars
 
Serves: 10 bars
Prep time:
Total time:
 
Ingredients
  • 1.5 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup pitted dates (firmly packed)
  • 1 cup nuts ( I use almonds that I toast for 15 minutes in a 350 oven)
  • ¼ cup salted, natural peanut butter
  • ¼ cup honey
Instructions
  1. Process dates in a food processor until finely chopped and they form a ball.
  2. Roughly chop nuts (leave a few large pieces)
  3. Heat the peanut butter and honey on the stove until combined and heated through.
  4. Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Use a spoon to separate the dates so they're evenly spaced throughout the mixture.
  5. Line a 9x13 pan with plastic wrap and evenly press mixture into pan.
  6. Cover with a second piece of plastic wrap and press firmly.
  7. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
  8. Cut into about 10 bars.
  9. Keep in an airtight container for up to 5 days. They never last that long in my house!

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