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Honey, Nut, Oat & Date Energy Bars

Healthy and homemade no-bake date energy bars made with honey, oats, peanut butter and almonds.
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Course: healthy snacks
Cuisine: Energy Bars
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Chilling time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 16 serves
Calories: 145kcal
Cost: $10

Equipment

  • Blender, food processor or Thermomix

Ingredients

  • 110 g (1 cup) roasted almonds roughly chopped
  • 135 g (1 ½ cups) rolled oats or quick oats
  • 200 g (1 cup) pitted medjool dates or pitted dried dates
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract or vanilla essence
  • pinch sea salt
  • 85 g (¼ cup) honey
  • 65 g (¼ cup) cup peanut butter

Instructions

Conventional Method

  • Grease a 20cm x 20cm square cake tin and line with baking paper. Set aside.
  • Place the chopped roasted almonds and the rolled oats into a bowl.
  • Place the medjool dates into a blender and chop for 30 seconds or until small chunks remain. Add the chopped dates to the bowl of almonds and oats.
  • Place the vanilla extract, sea salt, honey and peanut butter into a microwave safe bowl.
  • Melt together in 30 second bursts on 50% power for 2-3 minutes (stirring between each interval).
  • Pour the liquid into the bowl and mix together until completely combined.
  • Spoon the mixture into the prepared tin and press down firmly.
  • Place the tin into the fridge for 3 hours or until firm (the bars will still be slightly soft and bendy).
  • Cut into slices and place into an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days (you can also freeze the slices).

Thermomix Method

  • Grease a 20cm x 20cm square cake tin and line with baking paper. Set aside.
  • Place the roasted almonds into the Thermomix bowl and roughly chop by pressing Turbo 3-4 times. Set aside in a bowl.
  • Place the medjool dates into the Thermomix bowl and chop by pressing Turbo 8-10 times or until the dates resemble small chunks. Add the chopped dates to the almonds.
  • Place the vanilla extract, sea salt, honey and peanut butter into the Thermomix bowl.
  • Melt together for 3 minutes, 80 degrees, Speed 2. Add the rolled oats, dates and almonds to the Thermomix bowl and mix for 10 seconds on Reverse, Speed 3 or until completely combined (use the spatula to help).
  • Spoon the mixture into the prepared tin and press down firmly.
  • Place the tin into the fridge for 3 hours or until firm (the bars will still be slightly soft and bendy).
  • Cut into slices and place into an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days (you can also freeze the slices).

Notes

RECIPE NOTES & TIPS
  • Where possible, use medjool dates as they have a beautiful caramel flavour and a soft texture.
  • Ensure you remove the pits from the dates before chopping.
  • Roasted almonds have the best flavour and crunch!
  • Store in the fridge in an airtight container for 3-4 days.
  • Freeze in an airtight container for up to 3 months.
  • The bars will defrost in just a few minutes once removed from the freezer.

Nutrition

Calories: 145kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 16mg | Potassium: 178mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 15g | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 0.8mg