Each of these homemade energy bar snacks contains 208 calories with yummy ingredients such as natural peanut butter, dates, dried cranberries and almonds. You’ll only need 10 minutes to make a batch at home in your kitchen, store in the freezer for a half-hour, then they’re ready to eat for breakfast or an afternoon snack. Perfect to munch for pre-workout energy.

They are high in energy, high in fiber (5.3 grams/serving), a good source of protein (4.3 grams/serving), delicious tasting.

These are obviously much healthier than the store-bought energy bars filled with added sugars, stabilizers, fillers, flavors, preservatives and more junk that your body definitely doesn’t need.

This recipe for VEGAN PB & J ENERGY BARS serves 8:


  • 1¾ cup pitted dates (soaked in warm water for 15 minutes, then drained)
  • ½ cup unsweetened dried cranberries
  • ¼ cup natural peanut butter (no added sugars or oils, just peanuts)
  • ¼ cup whole raw almonds
  • ½ cup instant plain oats (gluten free if you need!)

Here are the 5 steps to make a batch of these delicious energy bar snacks:


  1. Soak the dates in warm water for 15 minutes, and drain.

  2. Place dates, dried cranberries, almonds, peanut butter, and oats in a food processor and blend until combined well.

  3. Scoop mixture into a square baking pan, and firmly press down to make an even layer.

  4. Place in the freezer for 30 minutes to set, then cut into 8 rectangle bars.

  5. Store in the freezer or fridge.

Source: Christal Sczebel

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