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Homemade Vegan Energy Bars

Homemade Vegan Energy Bars

Let’s cut right to the chase. How much money have you spent on energy bars, protein bars, raw vegan bars, etc? If you are anything like me, it’s A LOT. I went to the shop yesterday and ONE raw vegan brownie bar (I’m sucker for brownie bars) cost 1.98 euros. If I was in Chicago, it’d be more like $2.50 USD.

That is a ton of money spent on little bites of heaven that you can 100% make yourself! Today we are going to show you how to make an epic brownie like chocolate energy bar that is packed with protein and healthy fats. The medjool dates and figs are there to give you a HUGE burst of energy. If you haven’t already jumped on the medjool date train, I urge you to do so. Just magical!

Homemade Vegan Energy Bars

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What you will need for these Homemade Vegan Energy Bars

Ingredients Required:

Medjool Dates

Dried Figs

Mixed Nuts

Cocoa Powder

Sea Salt

Homemade Vegan Energy Bars

Homemade Vegan Energy Bars

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Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: vegan energy bars, vegan snacks
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 325kcal

Ingredients

  • 13 Medjool Dates Pitted
  • 1 cup mixed nuts
  • 1/2 cup dried figs
  • 1/2 cup cranberries
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • Pinch sea salt

Instructions

  • Remove the pits from the medjool dates and add to a food processor with rest of the ingredients. Process until a dough is formed.
  • Grab a small baking dish and line with parchment paper. Pour the dough into the pan and press down to flatten. Be sure to press down until fully packed and even. I like to use the bottom of a glass.
  • Set in the refrigerator overnight. Slice into bars the next day. You can individually wrap these or simply slice and remove as you wish.

Notes

**If you would like to add rolled oats to this recipe, I would go with 1/4 cup.
 

Nutrition

Calories: 325kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 624mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 41g | Vitamin A: 77IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 2mg

 

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