But these new No-Bake Raw Energy Bars could be my favorite bars yet, because:
They're super, duper easy.
They're delicious and sweet.
They're good for you!
The boys absolutely love them...
and I love that they're eating chia, flax, whole grains and good plant-based protein and happy about it!
Did I mention that they're super, duper easy?
These bars don't last long in our family, but we love having them on hand for a great power-up snack before soccer practice, a long run or Tae Kwon Do.
Homemade No-Bake Raw Energy Bars (Gluten-Free, Vegan)
1 cup gluten-free whole or quick oats (traditional is fine if you don't need GF)
1/2 cup ground flax seed
1/2 cup dried unsweetened coconut (or you can use extra oats)
2 tablespoons chia seeds (or you can use extra flax)
1/4 cup dark chocolate chips (they work well to hide the chia seeds)
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
1/2 cup natural nut butter (peanut, almond, cashew, sunflower all work well)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup honey, maple syrup or agave nectar
Using a food processor (or you can mix in a bowl, but the food processor makes very quick work of this recipe), process the oats, flax, coconut, chia seeds, chocolate chips and cocoa powder:
Add the nut butter, vanilla extra and honey (or maple syrup or agave) and process until fully combined:
Does the mixture appear too wet? Add a few tablespoons of oats or flax and reprocess. Too dry? Add a touch more nut butter or honey. Reprocess:
Press into a glass dish and place in the fridge to set, if desired (and if you can wait!):
Cut into bars:
Peas and love,