Homemade Energy Bars

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Energy bars contain high energy foods. They are intended to provide a quick boost, by delivering carbohydrates when you don't have time for a meal. This is a page about homemade energy bars.


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This is a great snack recipe. Also, you can make substitutions to it to change it up and make it taste different. Soy butter, almond butter, cashew butter, etc can be used in place of peanut butter. You can also use creamed or liquid honey, agave nectar or molasses in place of the honey. Instead of coconut, try some type of crushed cereal, wheat germ, whole wheat flour, granola, or cocoa powder. If you cannot find ground flax seed you can buy it whole and grind it yourself in a coffee grinder. You can also use regular size chocolate chips or substitute raisins, cranberries, or chopped nuts in place of the chocolate chips.


  • 1 cup oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter (or other nut butter)
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 cup coconut flakes
  • 1/2 cup ground flax seed
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  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp vanilla


Mix everything above in a medium bowl until thoroughly incorporated. Let chill in the refrigerator for half an hour. Once chilled, roll into balls and enjoy! Store in an airtight container and keep refrigerated for up to 1 week.

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By Rachel's Mom from Wilkesboro, NC

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Similar to energy bars for sale, these bars are made fresher and more frugally with ingredients on hand in many kitchens.


  • 4 heaping cups marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 2 cups Cocoa Krispies cereal


Butter or use cooking spray in a 9x13 inch baking pan. Set aside.


In a medium sized cooking pan, over low heat, add marshmallows. Use a wooden spoon to stir constantly and scrape the bottom of the pan, until mixture starts to boil or the marshmallows are melted. Turn off the heat.

Add crunchy peanut butter, blending quickly. Stir in raisins and Cocoa Krispies cereal. Spread and press into the 9x13 inch baking pan. Cool. Cut in half lengthwise and crosswise, and then into bars.

Servings: 12
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cooking Time: 5 Minutes

By Vivian P.

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These bites are no bake and they are peanut butter flavored and this recipe included chocolate chips and ground flaxseed, honey, vanilla and oatmeal.

These are a tasty snack that won't really last long. :)


  • 1 cup dry oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup natural peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup ground flaxseed
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla


  1. Stir all the ingredients together in a medium sized bowl until thoroughly mixed.
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  3. Let chill in the refrigerator 30 minutes.
  4. Take out of refrigerater after 30 minutes and roll into 1 inch balls.
  5. Store in an airtight container.

  6. Keep these refrigerated for up to 1 week.

  7. Makes about 20-25 energy bites.

I am including a link to Webmd that describes the health benefits of Flaxseed.


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February 5, 2012
Sometimes I start craving chocolate, but as we all know, candy bars are NOT healthy. The coconut oil used in this recipe actually helps you lose fat. This is a quick and easy recipe that will satisfy your cravings for chocolate and it's healthy too!
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In a small bowl stir in honey, vanilla, and peanut butter. Add dry ingredients; blend thoroughly. Mix with your hands to make sure all dry ingredients have been well coated.


Pack in a lightly greased 9 X 12 teflon pan.

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March 3, 2013

Before I cut into bars it appears they may crumble. Used 6 tablespoons of agave, I don't want more sugar. How about peanut butter? Any suggestions? Thanks.


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