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Coconut & Date Energy Bars

There are two exciting things today!

  1. We are talking about natural energy!
  2. We have our first video ?…and our own YouTube Channel!

First, natural energy (think food)…..

I’ll take some! Ya know those days when coffee is not doing the trick. Or you’ve drank a bit too much and your heart is beating our of your chest…ooooppps! Ya, those days happen. But it taste soooo goooood!

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I am a huge fan of coffee, but I am a bigger fan of food that provides me with sustainable energy to be a mom, wife, gym babe, blogger, chef in my kitchen, and so much more. Whhhheeewwww. That was an exhausting list, but I probably could have added 30 more things to it…haha.

I love quick snacks that provide a huge energy boost. Ya know, the type of snack that you can just grab when your running late or you forgot to eat for 5 hours. <——– it happens!

5 words: Coconut and Date Energy Bars! Hurrraaaayyyyyy! ??

Let me tell you a little bit about why you should make these bars:

  1. They are very easy to make.
  2. You can make them in bulk.
  3. They keep well in the fridge (about 2 weeks, if they aren’t eaten) and the freezer (take them out as you need them!)
  4. They are made with all natural ingredients. Whole foods and nothing more.
  5. Everyone loves them (well, almost everyone ?).
  6. You can add your own variations once you’re comfortable making the base recipe.
  7. Your body will thank you.
  8. They are cheap to make.
  9. They are great gifts!
  10. They are packed with vitamins, minerals, & fiber and are a natural energy source!

How was that for a list?! I made these to put in the welcome bags for my girlfriend Samantha’s wedding and they were a hit. See, everyone loves them.

The VIDEO!!! Oh, and I can’t forget about the new YouTube Channel. (cue excitement for all the new things to come!)

I made a video on “How to Make my Coconut & Dates Bars”….so watch and see how simple they are. And thanks to my husband for helping me film this. Ok, enough said.

Enjoy!

 

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Coconut & Date Energy Bars
Servings
bars
Ingredients
Servings
bars
Ingredients
Instructions
Preparation (can be done the day before)
  1. Place dates in a large bowl and cover with water. Let them sit in the water for at least 1 hour. You can do this the day before and let them sit overnight.
  2. Drain dates and reserve the liquid. Pulse the dates in the food processor for 20 seconds. If the dates are dry, add some of the reserved liquid.
  3. Preheat oven to 350F. Roast almonds for 10 minutes. Once cooled, roughly chop them in the food processor.
Putting it all together
  1. Add all of the ingredients into a large bowl.
  2. With clean hands, combine the mixture together for about. Add 1.5 cups of oats at first and adjust to your liking. If you would like the bars to be chewier, add less oats. This part is up to you! Make sure to get all the ingredients at the bottom of the bowl.
  3. Grease a large baking sheet with coconut oil.
  4. Place the mixture on the baking sheet and press it firmly together. If you pan is too big, form borders so that the mixture is pressed tightly.
  5. Bake at 350F for 25-30 minutes. Cool for an hour before cutting into individual portions.
  6. Wrap each bar individually with parchment paper and store in an airtight container.
Recipe Notes

1 serving ≈ 4 inch x 2 inch bar

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