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Healthy No Bake Energy Bars

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The week of final exams is coming, and I have to spend more time in the library studying, rather than in the kitchen baking my yummy desserts. But every cloud has a silver lining – I came up with a few quick and nutritious snacks that can be made on the fly! These are real life-savers for everyone with hectic schedule. Yes, I know, you can stock your purse with apples and nuts – but sometimes we want to have something special for a snack, right?

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Talking about the benefits – these amazing no bake bars contain very little sugar, but at the same time they are high in fiber, protein and iron. Given ingredients are enough for two servings – but if you want, you can eat the whole thing – all by yourself. Hmm, sounds tempting:) Also these energy bars provide you with enough calories and nutrients to keep you satisfied for a long time.

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Ingredients:

Peanut butter – 2 tbsp*
Coconut oil – 1 tsp
Agave syrup – 1 tbsp
Rolled oats – 3 tbsp
Sunflower seeds and shredded coconut – 2 tsp in total**

* I recommend organic peanut butter without added salt
** You can use any of your favorite ingredients – nuts, dried fruits, granola, chocolate chips – just limit them by 2 tsp overall.

1. In a small saucepan melt together peanut butter, coconut oil and agave syrup.
2. Remove from heat and add remaining ingredients; mix well.
3. Wrap the mixture in plastic wrap and chill in a fridge for a while – or just grab it and go snack☺

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Basic information:
▪ Prep time: 5 min
▪ Total time: 5 min
▪ Serves: 2 (or can be a single-serving)
▪ WW (Weight Watchers PointPlus) = 7

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Do you make energy bars? What are your favorite ingredients?

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  • Gayatri says:

    This is a great recipe. My favorite ingredients are dry raisins, almonds and walnuts! They are so good. Do check out my blog and this recipe. Exact link -
    http://dimpskitchen.blogspot.com/2013/01/ready-to-go-nutritious-granola-bars.html
    Do let me know what you think!

    March 4, 2013 at 10:21 am
    • Lana says:

      Hi Gayatri, nice choice!

      - Lana

      March 4, 2013 at 10:25 am
  • Jordan says:

    Brilliant!
    I made these with almond instead of sunflower seeds. OMG, it’s so yummy!

    January 3, 2013 at 5:55 pm

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