Hello there! Today, we’re going to show you how to make mouthwatering homemade energy bars that are not only delightful but also filled with natural goodness. These bars are a perfect combination of flavors and essential nutrients, making them a fantastic snack option. So let’s dive right in and learn how to make these incredible treats step by step.


Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Dates: 100g (approx. 3.5 ounces)
  • Apples: 70g (approx. 2.5 ounces)
  • Dried Cranberries: 45g (approx. 1.6 ounces)
  • Raisins: 50g (approx. 1.8 ounces)
  • Dried Apricots: 80g (approx. 2.8 ounces)
  • Pumpkin Seeds: 50g (approx. 1.8 ounces)
  • Almonds: 70g (approx. 2.5 ounces)
  • Roasted Cashews: 75g (approx. 2.6 ounces)
  • Sesame Seeds (reserve some for garnishing): 35g (approx. 1.2 ounces)
  • Pine Nuts: 20g (approx. 0.7 ounces)
  • Flax Seeds: 20g (approx. 0.7 ounces)

Preparation Steps

Let’s get started with the preparation:

Begin by rinsing the dried fruits in cold water to remove any preservatives and activate their nutrients. Soak them for 15-20 minutes.

While the fruits are soaking, gather all the nuts and seeds and give them a quick chop to make them easier to mix into the bars. You can chop them as finely or coarsely as you prefer.

Once the fruits have soaked, drain the water and pat them dry using a clean cloth or paper towel. This will help remove excess moisture.

Now, it’s time to bring all the ingredients together. In a food processor or blender, combine the soaked fruits, chopped nuts, seeds, and a pinch of salt. Blend everything together until you have a sticky mixture.

Next, prepare a baking dish by lining it with parchment paper. This will prevent the bars from sticking to the dish.

Transfer the mixture into the prepared baking dish and press it down firmly using the back of a spoon or your hands. Make sure it is evenly spread and compacted.

Sprinkle some sesame seeds on top of the mixture for a lovely garnish. Press them lightly into the mixture to make sure they stick.

Place the dish in the refrigerator and let it chill for at least 2 hours, or until the mixture is firm and holds its shape.

Once the bars have set, remove them from the refrigerator and carefully lift them out of the dish using the edges of the parchment paper.

Cut the mixture into desired bar shapes and sizes. You can make them into rectangles, squares, or even bite-sized energy balls.

Your homemade energy bars are now ready to devour! Store them in an airtight container or wrap them individually for a grab-and-go snack anytime.

Congratulations! You’ve successfully made your very own batch of nutritious and delicious homemade energy bars. Enjoy the satisfaction of creating something wholesome and delightful that will keep you energized throughout the day. Happy snacking!

Remember to consult a healthcare professional before making any significant changes to your diet.