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Sweet and Savory No Bake Energy Bars|Craving Something Healthy
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Sweet and Savory No Bake Energy Bars

Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings 16 bars
Calories

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup of unflavored protein powder
  • 3 brown rice cakes crumbled
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup wasabi peas
  • 1 1/2 cups California Dried Plums
  • 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 2 teaspoons reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 1 cup whole almonds
  • 1/3 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/3 cup hemp hearts

Instructions

  • Combine protein powder, crumbled rice cakes, garlic powder and wasabi peas in the bowl of a food processor fitted with a chopping blade. Pulse about 5 times to combine ingredients. Transfer to a large mixing bowl and set aside.
  • To the bowl of the food processor, add California Dried Plums, peanut butter and soy sauce, and process until smooth.
  • Add the dry protein powder mixture to the dried plum mixture in the food processor, and pulse until the mixture comes together to form a dough.
  • The dough should hold together but be just a little bit sticky. If it seems too crumbly, add water - a teaspoon at a time. If it seems too wet, add protein power, a teaspoon at a time.
  • Place the dough in the large mixing bowl, and add almonds, sunflower seeds and hemp hearts.
  • Stir well with a spatulal, or mix with clean hands until ingredients are incorporated.
  • Gather the dough into a ball and place it on a sheet of parchment paper.
  • Press or roll the dough out into an 8" x 8" square. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for about an hour or until firm.
  • Cut the dough in half, and then each half into 8 pieces for 16 bars total.
  • Wrap each bar in plastic wrap or parchment paper and store in a freezer bag or airtight container in the freezer.

Notes

If you prefer a smoother bar, process the almonds, sunflower seeds and hemp seeds with the dry ingredients. Keep leftover bars in the freezer.