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Homemade Energy Bars with Hemp Hearts & Chia Seeds

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With our busy schedules, many of us fail to keep track of our daily caloric intake. Despite taking health advice and fitness inspiration from all over social media, many people don’t make an active effort to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Here is a simple but amazing recipe for homemade healthy energy bars!

Going out of our way to follow a strict diet plan is not everyone’s cup of tea. Since it is easier to munch on junk food and fast food while sitting on a couch, our lives have become a collection of our unhealthy habits.

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Discover Healthy Homemade Energy Bars

Often, we crave a ready-made solution to all of our unhealthy eating habits. With a lack of nutritional levels, dietary supplements come to the rescue!

However, keeping a healthy, nutritious diet is the way out. Grabbing a healthy snack to boost energy and maintain a balanced diet is the key to a fit and healthy lifestyle.

One such example includes this recipe for energy bars as they are formulated with a careful consideration of nutrients and calories. This recipe is sugar free and vegan.

Perfect for gluten free diets along with vegetarian and paleo! Plus, this recipe is No Sugar, No Flour and No Bake!!! What a great win-win combination.

The wonderful thing about this recipe is that you can tailor make it to your favorite nuts and either raisins or dried cranberries or apricots!

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Homemade Goodness

You can easily buy a box of energy bars from stores; however, making this homemade recipe for energy bars on your own is a wonderful idea. By doing so, you don’t have to worry about any chemicals or preservatives that come along with packaged edibles.

These Homemade Energy Bars or Bites can be made in various forms using any sort of ingredients you like.

The most popular one contains hemp seeds and chia seeds for added nutrition. These energy bites also contain additional nutritious ingredients such as dates, pumpkin seeds, and walnuts.

Plus, they are vegan and can be stored for a long time.

Take a Look at the nutrients in Hemp Seeds and Chia Seeds:

Recipe for Homemade Energy Bars

Ingredients

  • Oats ~ one cup
  • Hemp Hearts ~ one cup
  • Chia Seeds ~ one cup
  • Walnuts* ~ one cup
  • Dates ~ one cup
  • Pumpkin Seeds (Pepitas) ~ one cup
  • ½ cup of Raisins or Craisins or dried apricots
  • 1 tablespoon of Cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon of Nutmeg

*You may substitute Almonds, Pecans or Peanuts

Method

  1. Combine oats, walnuts, and pumpkin seeds in a food processor and grind it well until it is ground with some small chunks still left. I havethis mini food processor that works just great!
  2. Next, add hemp hearts, chia seeds, cinnamon, and nutmeg and grind until it mixes up with the rest of the ingredients.
  3. Next, put raisins and dates and start the processor. While it grinds, you will see the dough taking on a round shape with a thick and sticky consistency. In case it does not form a sticky texture, add a teaspoon of water to hold the mixture together to get the desired consistency.
  4. Smoothly apply a layer of wax paper inside a square mold or baking tray while covering it completely. Place the dough into the mold or tray and spread it evenly across the tray.
  5. Place the tray into the freezer. Let the dough dry for a few hours. Once it has set completely, carefully take it out of the tray and cut it into the form of bars or small 1 inch square or balls like candy! ♥
  6. Consider individually wrapping the small squares or balls in Natural Parchment Paper for ease of storing and eating.

You can keep the bars or bites in an airtight container or a Zip Lock bag and place them into the fridge for 2 weeks at maximum. For a chewy texture and to keep them fresh for a couple of months, store them in the freezer.

If left at room temperature, their texture will get softer and a bit crumbly plus the bars will lose their freshness over time.

Yield: 40 Small Bars or 80 Bites

Homemade Hemp Chia Energy Bars or Bites

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Homemade and Healthy Energy Bars with

Prep Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of Oats
  • 1 cup of Hemp Hearts
  • 1 cup of Chia Seeds
  • 1 cup of Walnuts*
  • 1 cup of Dates
  • 1 cup of Pumpkin Seeds (Pepitas)
  • ½ cup of Raisins or dried cranberries or dried apricots
  • 1 tablespoon of Cinnamon (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon of Nutmeg (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon nut butter
  • 1 +/- teaspoon water

Instructions

  1. Combine oats, walnuts, and pumpkin seeds in a food processor and grind it well until it is ground with some chunks still left there.
  2. Next, add hemp seeds, chia seeds, cinnamon, and nutmeg and grind until it mixes up with the rest of the ingredients.
  3. Next, put raisins and dates and start the processor. While it grinds, you will see the dough taking on a round shape with a thick and sticky consistency. In case it does not form a sticky texture, add a teaspoon of water to hold the mixture together to get the desired consistency.
  4. Smoothly apply a layer of wax paper inside a square mold or baking tray while covering it completely. Place the dough into the mold or tray and spread it evenly across the tray.
  5. Place the tray into the freezer. Let the dough dry for a few hours. Once it has set completely, carefully take it out of the tray and cut it into the form of bars or small 1 inch square or balls like candy! ♥
  6. Consider individually wrapping the small squares or balls in Natural Parchment Paper for ease of storing and eating.

Notes

Consider using either almond, cashew or peanut butter in this recipe!

Also, if you make 80 Energy Bites, they will be 1/2 calories and nutritional value as the bars.

Nutrition Information

Yield

40

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 102Total Fat 6gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 1mgSodium 5mgCarbohydrates 10gFiber 3gSugar 4gProtein 3g

Benefits of Consuming Energy Bars

Energy bars provide supplemental nutrition to your body and serve as a delicious snack. With healthy ingredients, these bars and bites are perfect for any type of outdoor activity that requires extra energy……they are even perfect for a quick mid morning or afternoon, guiltless snack ♥

That’s a Wrap

Apart from being very wholesome, energy bars are a great alternative for unhealthy addictions.

When it comes to this energy bar recipe, it is a double win on wholesomeness. Just make sure you are not allergic to their ingredients. Feel free to mix and match a variety of seeds or nuts.

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