Homemade Energy bars, how to make them at home very easily step by step

Homemade is always better, and if we talk about homemade energy bars much more. For sample, you just have to take a look at the ingredients list of the supermarket bars, composed of large doses of sugars and additives.

To make our bars, we have used as a base oat flakes, nuts and dehydrated fruits. We have only added a tablespoon of honey, but if you like them sweeter you can add a little more, although keep in mind that dried fruit is already quite sweet. To give it more flavor, we have added orange zest and vanilla paste.

You can vary the nuts and use others to your liking. Dried fruits can also be replaced by others such as dates or dried apricots.

These bars do not need to be cooked, so just need to grind very well the ingredients to form a paste that we can later cut into more or less large portions, depending on the use that we are going to give them.

To make these bars, we will need to have a kitchen robot that allows us to grind the ingredients well.

To keep them, it is best keep them in the fridge in an airtight container with baking paper between the layers so they don’t stick. If you have any leftovers or want to make more to have them on hand at any time, take them to the freezer and remember to take them out a couple of hours before enjoying them.

recipe information

    • Preparation time: 15 minutes
    • total time: 15 minutes
    • rations: 24 bars
    • Category: snack
    • type of cuisine: international
    • Calories per serving (kcal):98

Ingredients for homemade energy bars

    • 200 g of natural mixed nuts (cashews, walnuts and pistachios)
    • 150 g dried blueberries
    • 50 g unsweetened dehydrated coconut
    • 1 orange
    • 1 tablespoon honey
    • ½ teaspoon salt flakes
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla paste
    • 150 g oat flakes
    • Oil (to grease the mold)
Ingredients for energy barssofia de la torre

Necessary utensils

    • Kitchen robot
    • 20 x 30 cm rectangular mold

How to make homemade energy bars

We start by taking 200 g of assorted nuts to a food processor. In our recipe we have used a mixture of cashews, walnuts and pistachios.

Take the nuts to the food processor to make the homemade energy barssofia de la torre

We crush the nuts for a couple of minutes at maximum power, until they are very well ground. We take them to a bowl and reserve them.

Crush the nuts to make homemade energy barssofia de la torre

On the other hand, we are going to crush 150 g of dehydrated blueberries along with 50 g of unsweetened dehydrated coconut. As we did with the nuts, we will also crush these ingredients until we create a paste with them.

Crushing dried fruits for homemade energy barssofia de la torre

Add to the dehydrated fruit the zest of 1 orange, 1 tablespoon of honey, ½ teaspoon of flake salt and 1 teaspoon of vanilla paste.

Adding orange zest to homemade energy barssofia de la torre

Add the crushed nuts to the robot with the dehydrated fruit and add 150 g of oat flakes.

Add rolled oats to homemade energy barssofia de la torre

We work the dough again with the help of the robot until we form a moldable dough. The dough has to be compact and somewhat sticky to be able to be molded, so if it still does not have this texture, we will continue working the dough until we achieve the necessary texture.

Checking the texture of homemade energy barssofia de la torre

Brush a rectangular mold of about 20 x 30 cm with a little oil, or cover it with parchment paper, and pour out the dough for the bars. Flatten the dough until it is the same thickness over the entire surface of the mold. Next, we cut the bars into 24 portions using a sharp knife and put the mold with the bars in the fridge for at least 1 hour before unmolding them.

Making lots of homemade energy barssofia de la torre

After 1 hour, the bars will be ready to remove from the mould. We help ourselves with a knife so that they come out perfect.

Cool the homemade energy bars and cut them into portionssofia de la torre

The best thing to keep them is to put baking paper between them so they don’t stick and store them in the fridge until we’re going to eat them. We can also freeze them to have them ready whenever we need them.

Homemade ready-to-drink energy barssofia de la torre

Easy preparation summary

    1. We take the nuts to the robot
    1. Crush the nuts and reserve
    1. We crush the dehydrated fruits
    1. Add the orange zest, honey, salt and vanilla paste
    1. Add the nuts and oat flakes
    1. We work the dough in the robot until it is moldable
    1. We take the dough to the mold, cut the portions and take it to the fridge
    1. Unmold the bars
    1. We keep energy bars in the fridge or freezer