Guest Post-Clean No Bake Energy Bars

TGIF! I’m so glad that it is Friday! I’m starting to feel a little bit better and Connor is completely back to normal. I was supposed to go to a conference this weekend with some friends from work, but I couldn’t make it because I had doctor’s appointments and needed time to get over not feeling well. Nicole offered to write a guest post for me today. Be sure to check out her blog and give her some love!

Hello Greater Fitness readers!  I’m Nicole and I blog at A Wild Hope. I am thrilled that Lesley invited me to guest post while she is away. Like Lesley I blog about healthy living in general, with a focus on food, fitness, and finding happiness.  My favorite posts are recipe posts, though; as spending time in the kitchen is one of the things I like most.

I am a busy woman, as I am sure you all are as well. Between teaching, grading papers, and working out, I am always in need of healthy snack options. Rather than reach for a store-bought bar filled with sugar and chemicals, I’ve recently begun making my own clean, no-bake bars.  The recipe is really versatile; you can switch up the nut butters and dried fruits as you please.  I’ve made several different versions of these bars, using various combinations. This version actually reminds me of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.  The flavors of sweet prunes and sunflower butter take me back to that classic childhood staple.

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Shopping List:

  • 2 cups oats
  • ½ cup chia seeds
  • ½ cup chopped prunes
  • ½ cup raw, hulled pumpkin seeds
  • ½ cup sunflower butter
  • ½ cup water

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Directions:

  • Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix thoroughly
  • Press into an 8×8 pan and refrigerate for at least 1 hour
  • Cut into bars and store in the refrigerator until you are ready to enjoy

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I hope you all love this simple, healthy snack as much as I do. If you do, stop my A Wild Hope for more recipes or follow me on Twitter- wildlyhopeful– for regular blog post updates. 

 Do you make your own energy bars? What is your favorite granola/energy bar recipe?

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