Healthy Three-Ingredient Energy Bar

I always make sure to have a small stack of energy bars available that way if I am all out of homemade hummus and I cannot make my usual salad for my school lunch, I can just grab an energy bar and an apple for lunch instead. It is also a great alternative if you are a regular breakfast-skipper, because it is a very compact meal, and easy to grab when running out the door in a rush.

The only downside with making energy bars is that it gets sticky. Very sticky. So make sure you rinse your hands very well when you are done and have put your bars in the oven, or else you will probably regret it later (I learned this the hard way when every single handle and bench plate in my kitchen was so horribly messy, and I had to scrub all of it for about 1 hour before it was properly clean)

Ingredients, makes 4 large bars:
  • 210g soft dates, pitted 
  • 85g certified gluten-free oats
  • 50g walnuts (or other nut of your choice)
  • vanilla essence (optional)
  1. Start by placing the dates in a food processor and process until you have a creamy paste. Scrape this into a bowl, and let this rest while you chop up your nuts. It is entirely up to you whether you want roughly or finely chopped nuts as this all comes down to preferences. Add the nuts in with the dates and gradually mix in the oats. Remember to have a baking sheet ready for you before you start forming the bars with your hands. This recipe makes approximately 4 large bars, and make sure that you press them firmly together to avoid crumbling.
  2. Place these in the oven at 200 degrees Celsius/392 degrees Fahrenheit for about 10-15 minutes, or until they are slightly golden but not burnt. Let them cool entirely before wrapping them in individual plastic wrap and place it in the fridge. 

Like with most energy bar recipes I recommend you make these at least the day before you intend to eat them and store them in the fridge, because this will allow the bars to firm up properly. However if you are really craving one you can eat them fresh out of the oven. They should be able to hold for at least one week, maybe more.

Hope you enjoyed this recipe, and let me know what kind of food bar is your favorite!


  1. These look amazing, I am going to make a batch tomorrow. Thank you for posting.

    1. Thank you for you comment, and let me know how you like them! :)


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