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3 Ingredient Healthy Energy Bars

3 Ingredient Healthy Energy Bars - these delicious energy bars are simple to make, require no cooking and no fuss. Just pulse, refrigerate and enjoy.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: energy bars
Servings: 16
Calories: 98kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup peanuts
  • 1 cup dates pitted
  • 1 cup dried apricots

Instructions

  • Place the nuts, dates and apricots in a food processor. Pulse a few times just to break them up. Separate the dates if they start to clump together.
  • Scrape the edges of the bowl as needed and continue processing for another 1-2 minutes, until the ingredients clump together and gather into a ball.
  • Lay a piece of parchment paper on your work surface about the size of a baking sheet. Press the dough with your hands until it forms a thick square, roughly 8" x 8" in size. I found it easy to roll it with a rolling pin to get it nice and smooth. Wrap it with plastic wrap and chill for at least one hour or overnight.
  • Unwrap the chilled power bar dough and transfer to a cutting board. Cut into 8 large bars or 16 small squares, as desired. Wrap each bar in plastic wrap or wax paper.

Notes

  1. Bars can be stored in fridge for several weeks or freezer for up to 3 months.
  2. Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.

Nutrition

Serving: 1piece | Calories: 98kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 223mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 293IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg