No-Bake Energy Bars

Looking down on a single no-bake energy bar on a piece of parchment paper, with chocolate chips and pepitas sprinkled around it.

These no-bake energy bars are so simple to make and use staples from your cupboard. Rolled oats, nuts, chocolate chips, and nut butter are mixed together for a healthy and easy bar that requires no baking.

You can make these on the trail if you have a gas stove or small fire, or prepare them ahead of time to take with you. They are sweet enough that the kids will love them and healthy enough that adults will enjoy them as well.

Try making your own variations by changing the mixture of nuts, removing the chocolate, or adding pieces of dried fruit.

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A single no bake energy bar, with chocolate chips and pepitas, sits on a piece of parchment paper.
You can mix-and-match different types of nuts and dried fruit in these no-bake bars.
Looking down on a single no-bake energy bar, covered in chocolate chips and coconut flakes.
These no-bake energy bars are so simple to make and use staples from your cupboard.
Looking down on a single no-bake energy bar on a piece of parchment paper, with chocolate chips and pepitas sprinkled around it.
Rolled oats, nuts, chocolate chips, and nut butter are mixed together for a healthy and easy bar that requires no baking.

No-Bake Energy Bars Recipe

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Looking down on a single no-bake energy bar on a piece of parchment paper, with chocolate chips and pepitas sprinkled around it.
These No-Bake Energy Bars are so simple to make and use staples from your cupboard. A perfect snack on a hike.
Preparation 15 minutes
Cook 15 minutes
Ready in 30 minutes
Servings 16 Servings
CourseSnack
InfluenceGlobal
DifficultySeasoned
MethodNo Cook
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup unsalted nuts such as almonds or cashews
  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds (optional)
  • 1 cup peanut or almond butter
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon salt (see note)

Equipment

  • Parchment paper
  • gas stove

Directions

  • Line a 6-cup baking dish with two pieces of parchment paper, so that it overhangs the dish on both sides (this will make the bars easier to remove later).
  • For more flavor, toast the oats and nuts before making the bars. If you don’t have an oven, skip this step. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Place oats on a rimmed baking sheet and toast for about 15 minutes. Place the nuts, coconut, and seeds on a separate baking sheet and toast until fragrant, about 7 minutes.
  • Combine the peanut butter, honey, and oil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir and heat until an even consistency.
  • Stir together the oats, nuts, chocolate chips, salt, and peanut butter mixture until evenly mixed. Press firmly into the prepared pan. Let cool completely, then flip out onto a cutting board and cut into bars.
  • Wrap the bars tightly in waxed or parchment paper or plastic wrap and eat within five days.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 277kcalCarbohydrates: 24gProtein: 8gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 218mgPotassium: 214mgFiber: 3gSugar: 13gVitamin A: 1IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 20mgIron: 1mg

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