Energy bars can be pretty gross in my humble opinion! I don't like eating things that don't taste good…no matter how “good” they supposedly are for you! I came across this recipe for energy bars YEARS ago…and I have no idea where I got it!
I have been making these off and on for a long time and my family always gobbles them up! These energy bars actually taste good….that is one of the few problems I have with them! They taste so good that I want to eat too many of them….they are good for you…but aren't necessarily low in calories!
There are a few ways you can modify these if you want and they are also gluten-free!
I use raisins in mine, but you could use a different dried fruit or even chocolate chips. I think the raisins add plenty of sweetness and my kids all like raisins.
I love to use regular smooth peanut butter. You could always use almond butter, cashew butter or all natural peanut butter for this recipe with no problems!
I like to use honey in my energy bars, but you could substitute molasses if you preferred, but it may change the taste a little bit.
You can roll these in coconut when you are done if you want to….but I never do! 🙂
I used to dread making these because mixing the ingredients was tiring for my arm….but now that I have my Kitchenaid mixer…it does all the work for me! I just put my ingredients in and mix them up for a minute or so. This is what it looks like after I mix it up.
Next I just plop the whole mixture onto a piece of wax paper.
I fold the wax paper over and roll the mixture into a log shape. Once I have the log formed I will roll it up in the wax paper and stick in the refrigerator to get a little firmer. I store mine in the fridge so it holds it shape. I will stick it into a big Ziploc bag…if it lasts that long!
The kids just grab it out and cut off what they want. You could cut it up into smaller pieces if you wanted!
What are your favorite energy bars? Do you ever make your own at home?
Mix honey, peanut butter and raisins together.
Add in dry milk a little at a time to form a stiff, but not crumbly dough. You may not need all the dry milk.
Shape into bars, a log or any form desired.
Roll in coconut optional.