Raw Energy Bars

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Fruity, nutty, naturally sweet, these raw energy bars made from dried prunes, figs, nuts and cocoa powder are a delicious and healthy snack to keep up your energy between meals, or after a workout.

Raw Energy Bars

adapted from Just As Delish
  • 150 g Dried prunes, roughly chopped
  • 150 g Dried figs
  • 200 g Raw cashew nuts, chopped
  • 150 g Raw almonds
  • 20 g Cocoa powder
  • 35 g Ovaltine chocolate malt powder
  • A pinch of sea salt
  • 2 tbsp Homemade vanilla extract
  1. Line a 15x25-cm rectangular pan with a plastic film. Place chopped prunes, nuts, cocoa powder, Ovaltine chocolate malt powder and sea salt in a blender or food processor. Pulse a few times until all the ingredients come together.
  2. Add in homemade vanilla extract and pulse until it reaches a dry but moist dough consistency. Scrape the mixture into the lined pan, press evenly with a rubber spatula, and chill for about an hour before cutting into bars.

http://schneiderchen.de | © 2011 | http://angiesrecipes.blogspot.com

http://schneiderchen.de | © 2011 | http://angiesrecipes.blogspot.com


rita cooks italian 26/8/12 07:42

This type of bar, made with natural ingredients, is what I need during the school runs (back to school soon in the UK). I make breakfast for the kids, lunch for my husband + kids, but I never have time to eat MY breakfast!! Another delicious and healthy recipe, Angie. Thanks

baker in disguise 26/8/12 08:43

i really like this recipe.. with the dry fruits... and the small amount of cocoa.. these are perfect to make a batch and then reach out for the mid-meal hunger pangs!!

Medeja 26/8/12 09:00

Easy and flavorful! I like everything with prunes and with cashews..should be really yummy.

Belinda @zomppa 26/8/12 09:24

Who needs to ever go buy these? These are perfect!

anne 26/8/12 09:24

Making this kind energy bars sounds great ! These are perfect and yummy snack without the guilt :D Delectable as well ! So much healthier and cheaper than store-bought ! :D

Amelia 26/8/12 09:27

Hi Angie, this bar look really good, yum yum. Thanks for the awesome recipe.

Have a nice weekend.

Munatycooking 26/8/12 09:33

I like the soft and crunchy mix of texture. I don't have prunes :( I'll try it with dates and hope it works. This type of energy bars are better to munch on instead of what I munching on now, LOL! Thanks for the healthy and easy version Angie, you're a star :)

Rosa's Yummy Yums 26/8/12 10:12

Wonderful bars! Those look so moreish, delicious and healthy. A fabulous treat.



Guru Uru 26/8/12 10:57

What wonderful bars my friend, so healthy delicious and simple to put together :D

Choc Chip Uru

Foodycat 26/8/12 11:05

I've made something similar to this in the past, but this recipe looks much better! Yum!

Eva Taylor 26/8/12 12:31

What a great, healthy treat Angie. I love that it's raw. I think I'll have to make a batch this week.

Paula @ Vintage Kitchen 26/8/12 15:29

These are goooood and healthy Angie! Nice recipe!

Debra Eliotseats 26/8/12 16:08

These sound fantastic. I am trying to find some "Breakfast on the go" meals and I think these would work great.

Susan 26/8/12 16:17

I love when I come across a good "raw" recipe. This will certainly be made to compliment my workout schedule. And, I keep Ovaltine around--a favorite from my childhood:-)

CJ - Food Stories 26/8/12 17:31

These look so amazing & healthy ... I actually was a raw vegan for about three months, a few years back. I loved the lifestyle but it was too hard to keep up with along with life and other "things". Still love the raw concept, though ... Happy Sunday !

Cathleen 26/8/12 19:42

Oh my goodness!!! This looks delicious! Bookmarked, and will definitely make! Hopefully soon.

Elisabeth 26/8/12 20:13

Sorry for not commenting yet, Angie. Our Internet is in and out for the last couple days, so I'm lucky now to be able to comment, but the tropical storm is getting worse for today, and tomorrow!

Love, love your raw energy bar that I'm anxious to make asap! The only thing I will leave out is the Ovaltine, and just use all cocoa powder. Since I was a kid...never got the hang of this malt flavor, just like Root Beer, another flavor is not my favorite! Photos are very creative and beautiful...as always! xo

Pegasuslegend 26/8/12 20:28

I love knowing whats truly in there without the preservatives! these are so healthy and look delicious!

Kat 26/8/12 20:46

This is so great. I like to snack on energy bars before a run, and this recipe sounds really easy to make. These look wonderful and look like they have a nice texture to them as well!

The Squishy Monster 27/8/12 00:11

I've been wondering how to make something like this---thank you SO much for sharing ;)

Ilke 27/8/12 02:21

I love it. If I can find the malt chocolate powder, I will make it. Any substitute just in case? I am not a big fan of prunes but I am sure it will taste good when combined with all the other goodness. And they are good for you so I should just eat it without complaining :)

lena 27/8/12 02:50

hi angie, i do enjoy eating these kind of bars! i can imagine it tastes a little fragrant too with the added malt powder. this sounds simple to make!

Cass @foodmyfriend 27/8/12 06:03

I feel like this would put an end to my naughty treats craving. I would just start craving these!

Anh 27/8/12 06:47

they look absolutely perfect Angie!

Anne@FromMySweetHeart 27/8/12 06:52

I just tried a chocolate fig spread which I liked. So I have no doubt I would LOVE these. Perfectly fudgey and chewy! A great snack! : )

Jeannie Tay 27/8/12 07:32

I have not tried making energy bars before, I should bake less and do this instead huh! Definitely more healthy!

Lizzy Do 27/8/12 08:45

What a healthy, delicious way to satisfy my sweet tooth! These look excellent, Angie~

Kiran @ KiranTarun.com 27/8/12 09:21

Beautiful styling, Angie! I've seen these energy bars in Whole Foods. Too expensive. Can't wait to try your recipe :)

Laurie Dominguez 27/8/12 09:46

Beautiful energy bars! I love nuts and figs together - and it requires no cooking? Perfect! These would be a great on-the-go snack.

thecompletecookbook 27/8/12 11:54

Now this is what I call scrumptious Angie.
:-) Mandy

Baker Street 27/8/12 12:18

Fruity and nutty! I like, I like! A couple of batches made over the weekend would really go a long way! Great recipe! :)

Diethood.com 27/8/12 14:05

You had me at figs! I love anything with a fig in it. :)

Joanne 27/8/12 14:51

The malt powder and cocoa must make these taste super indulgent even though they're filled with such healthy ingredients! Mmm.

Katerina 27/8/12 14:51

These bars are so full of energy and deliciousness!

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover 27/8/12 16:17

I have never had energy bar before , this sound easy to make and it is healthy too.

Ann@Anncoo Journal 27/8/12 16:50

Looks very delicious. I love energy bar and definitely going to make this one day.

Tricia @ saving room for dessert 27/8/12 16:59

Angie - these are my kind of snack! I could eat one each and every day. Lovely recipe - I will make these soon! Thanks :)

Spicie Foodie 27/8/12 16:59

What a great recipe. I often find myself reaching for unhealthy snacks in between meals. These would take care of that. Thanks for sharing Angie:)

Helene Dsouza 27/8/12 17:34

ohh thats going into my evernote recipe box. =D

Helene Dsouza 27/8/12 17:37

@CJ - Food Stories

I know somebody who gives her child only raw fruits to eat, and that since ever. the boy is 6 years old, always eating raw fruits, always going to the toilet and he looks so breakable.

Its for sure though!

All That I'm Eating 27/8/12 17:53

These look great and sound amazing too! I quite like raw food but haven't tried making any of my own yet.

sophiesfoodiefiles 27/8/12 19:19

I am a big fan of Ovaltine! These raw energizing bars delight me thoroughly! :)

Choclette 27/8/12 19:44

These sound scrumptious and what a great idea for a healthy snack. I've bought raw bars similar to this, but have not made my own before. I really ought to give them a go.

Cheap Ethnic Eatz 27/8/12 20:43

Beautiful bars that can really be a great treat between meals. Love how the dates and figs hold all this goodness together.

Kelly Mulcair Registered Nutritionist. Content © 2011 Trinity Nutrition. 27/8/12 21:05

I adore raw bars and these delights are full of health-building nutrients - not to mention the fact that they're gorgeous! (like all of your work :).

Norma Chang 27/8/12 21:28

Healthy, tasty, easy to make, and no need to turn on the stove, my kind of food.

Roz 27/8/12 21:36

These energy bars have all the great ingredients that I'll ever need . . . especially the FIGS! YUM!

MaryMoh 27/8/12 22:08

My gosh...this looks heavenly! I need to bookmark this. Would be great before my games next time. Or at least a healthy snack when I'm bored :D Thanks very much for sharing this wonderful recipe.

Amanda 27/8/12 22:16

i have never tried the whole "raw" thing before. i think this will be my first recipe to try out!

Gloria 27/8/12 22:43

aah look delicious Angie; nice recipe:)

The Café Sucré Farine 27/8/12 22:54

These look wonderful, you really got me with the malt powder, I will be trying these for sure - my kids will LOVE them! Thanks!

lisa is cooking 27/8/12 23:07

I love trying different versions of homemade energy bars, and these look great! The cocoa and malt powder must give them great flavor.

mjskit 28/8/12 00:48

Oh I need one of these right now! My brain hurts from work today! Ovaltine! I haven't seen this in years, but I always think of the movie "The Christmas Story". :) I bet the Ovaltine adds a great flavor to these bars.

Tania @ A Perfect Pantry 28/8/12 01:44

This looks so good.. and I love the addition of Ovaltine. Am putting this on my list of recipes to make:)

Reeni Pisano 28/8/12 02:43

This is a great way to use up my dried fruits and nuts Angie! A great healthy treat!

Elin 28/8/12 05:08

Angie...each time I drop by I see healthy food :) this is so good ! Thanks for the sharing..would love to try it out ond day :) Have a nice day Angie !

My Italian Smörgåsbord 28/8/12 12:37

yum! my little one would love them. these could be a healthy treat after daycare. thanks for the lovely recipe! (and the beautiful pictures)

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Mich Piece of Cake 28/8/12 14:41

HI Angie, I have not seen anything made with Ovaltine for quite some time now! I wonder if I can even find it in the stores. Perhaps I can use Milo powder instead. This recipe looks easy and very healthy. I would love to try make them for a healthy treat for the kids.

Biren @ Roti n Rice 28/8/12 15:23

Your energy bars are chocked full of goodies. They look really good!

Mary 28/8/12 16:00

How perfect! These really sound delicious. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Linda 28/8/12 16:22

This bar is exactly what I've been looking for. My son juices every morning and just needs a little bit of something else to grab on the go. It has to be healthy, so this is absolutely perfect!

Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies 28/8/12 16:54

I've done something similar before, but I LOVE that you added Ovaltine to it--that is genius! I bet it gives the bars such a yummy, malty flavor.

Viviane Bauquet Farre 28/8/12 18:38

Yum, Angie! These are just bursting with healthy carbs and many other nutrients for the athlete. I'm impressed by the raw qualification as well. Brava!

Jenn Kendall 28/8/12 19:18

bookmarking this! sounds like the perfect snack!

Jay 28/8/12 19:19

irresistable & droooooolworthy
Tasty Appetite

Roxana | Roxana's Home Baking 28/8/12 19:43

I made something similar using dates or figs but never tried prunes, what a great idea Angie!

Carol @ Always Thyme to Cook 28/8/12 22:35

Delicious looking bar, I love everything in there and smiled to see Ovaltine, we always had Ovaltine for my Dad, his favorite!

Now Serving 29/8/12 01:27

That looks pretty amazing and irresistble!!!!

Juliana 29/8/12 02:35

Angie, I love these bars...using the sweetness of the dry fruits and the crunchiness of the nuts...delicious looking bars.
Hope you are having a great week :)

wok with ray 29/8/12 02:54

I love all of the ingredients in those bars especially the one I grew up with -- Ovaltine!! I hope you are having a fun week, Angie! :)

Pacheco Patty 29/8/12 05:08

These energy bars are filled with healthy delicious ingredients that I love-gorgeous photos too!

Rebecca Subbiah 29/8/12 05:18

these look great would be great for travel

Kit @ i-lostinausten 29/8/12 09:35

Great combo of ingredients! Just love it! Healthy & delicious for anytime of the day! :)

Angie's Recipes 29/8/12 20:05

You can use other hot chocolate powder or just cocoa powder.

Shannon 30/8/12 16:49

i've done bars like this with dates, not prunes, now you've inspired me!

Lea's Cooking 31/8/12 05:29

Yummmmmm this recipe is awesome:))) Thanks Angie♥¸.•*´¯*♥

Alessandra 31/8/12 10:20

My husband is a runner, he could do with some of these!


My Little Space 31/8/12 15:38

What a delicious looking energy bars! Loving it very bit. Hope to have a few right away. haha....
Have a wonderful weekend, dear.

Sue 31/8/12 18:35

Perfect treat for our hikes! I need to make these!

Vicki Bensinger 2/9/12 13:31

Yum these sound so good. I love granola bars and these are packed with nutrients and they're naturally sweet.

One thing though about the raw nuts- these won't last long before the nuts go bad so refrigeration would be helpful. Also raw nuts often harbor rodent eggs unless stored in the refrigerator or freezer to kill them off. I found this out the hard way. I posted it on my blog.

Great recipe. Looking forward to trying it.

Lyndsey Chapin 2/9/12 16:37

I have always wanted to make a protien bar, and this one sounds like one we would love to eat!

Terra 6/9/12 06:52

I love raw bar recipes, they sound so easy to make, yet they look so beautiful:-) Love your recipe, Hugs, Terra

Carolyn Jung 7/9/12 03:35

Man, oh man, some weeks, I think I need a stack of those bars to make it through till Friday. LOL These look so satisfying and fueling.

Yasmeen 9/9/12 14:16

Fantastic! I'm in need of a good homemade energy bar recipe, actually, since life is incredibly busy (good busy) at the moment. These look like just the right balance of something that feels like a treat but is packed with good stuff!

Connie the Cookie Monster 12/9/12 00:14

so youre telling me that if i eat this for breakfast, ill have energy to endure 6 hours of classes? SWEET!

OysterCulture 23/9/12 17:13

Love this, cannot wait to make some for snacking at work! thanks for the idea and inspiration.

Ани 29/4/13 21:44

HI Angie, I love energy bars. I recently made these raw bars with chia seeds, lemon and coconut: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=459702470770468&set=a.392053260868723.92236.392038604203522&type=1&theater
Lovely. I will certainly try yours too! Thank you!


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