Cooking Cabinet

Make your own energy bars

Energy bars are the best snacks to pack in your gym bag. Energy bars are great as a snack because of the proteins and fibre in them. These are very healthy and can boost your energy when exercising or going on a bike trip or hike.

The following are three energy bars you can make at home.

Apricot and cashew energy bars:

  • Cut dried apricots into small pieces, add cashew pieces, coconut, rolled oats, and hemp seeds.
  • Mix all the ingredients together. Add honey – enough to moisten the mixture.
  • Pat the mixture onto a cookie sheet. Cut into the desired shape and size.
  • Place the cookie sheet into the freezer.
  • When frozen, wrap each bar in plastic wrap and refrigerate.

Chocolate, almond and cashew energy bars:

  • Cut up some dates, cashews and almonds. Mix in some cocoa powder and coconut. Add vanilla extract and a pinch of salt.
  • Make sure that dates are moist. If moist dates are not available, then soak them in water overnight.
  • Mix all ingredients in a crusher thoroughly. Add some water to make a dough.
  • Shape the dough in small square shapes and place them on a cookie sheet. Place in the freezer for one hour.
  • Wrap each bar in plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator.

Apple cinnamon energy bars:

  • Cut up some dates and apple into small pieces.  Add some cinnamon and rolled oats. You can add a pinch of salt too. If you want them a little bit spicy, you can add some ginger too.
  • Mix all ingredients thoroughly.
  • Pat the mixture onto a cookie sheet and cut into bars.
  • Preheat the oven at 350 degrees.
  • Bake the bars for 20 minutes.
  • Cool the bars and wrap them individually in plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator.

 

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