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Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bars

These Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bars will blow you away! They are nutty, fruity, and slightly sweet. The good-for-you ingredients make them the perfect grab-and-go snack. 
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword bars, healthy, homemade, snack
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 15 bars
Calories 302kcal
Author Oriana Romero

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup whole almonds
  • 1/2 cup blanched almonds, chopped
  • 1/2 cup whole pistachios
  • 1/2 cup pecans, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup cashews, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
  • 3/4 cup pepitas seeds
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup Chocolate Peanut Powder
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 cup dried cranberry, raisins, or cherries
  • 5 tablespoons brown rice syrup
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 250º F. Lightly grease with coconut oil a 9x13-inch pan baking pan. Line the pan with parchment paper with ends extending over edges of the pan. Spray the paper with more coconut oil. Set aside.
  • Stir together, in a large bowl, all the nuts, seeds, JIF Chocolate Peanut Powder, and coconut flakes. Mix to combine and set aside.
  • Place the dried cranberries, brown rice syrup, coconut oil, salt, and vanilla in a small food processor and process for 1 minute, or until mixture is fairly smooth.
  • Add the cranberry mixture to the nut mixture and mix until combined.
  • Transfer mixture to prepared pan. Press the mixture evenly and very firmly into the pan. The mixture should be as flattened and firmly packed as possible. Since the mixture is very sticky I oiled the back of a measuring cup to flatten and press it.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until bars are no longer sticky and lightly golden. Cool in pan, then remove (use the overhanging parchment as handles to lift it straight out of the pan) to a cutting board and cut into desired size bars. Wrap each bar in plastic wrap or wax paper.

Notes

Store: store at room temperature up to 5 days in an airtight container or in the fridge for 2 weeks.
 
Freeze: You also can freeze the bars wrapped in parchment or wax paper and store in a plastic freezer bag.
 
The bars can be eaten straight from the fridge or freezer and will be firm.
 
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Please note that nutritional information is a rough estimate and it can vary depending on the products used.
 

Nutrition

Calories: 302kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 94mg | Potassium: 425mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 15IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 84mg | Iron: 2.3mg