No Bake Energy Bar Recipe: Gluten Free and Paleo Diet

Updated on March 18, 2016
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Kim is a board-certified holistic health coach, healthy living and cleanse consultant, and studied under Drs. Andrew Weil and Walter Willet.

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No bake energy snacks can be made into bars or balls.
No bake energy snacks can be made into bars or balls. | Source

Energy Bar Recipe : Easy, No-bake


The Paleo Diet, also known as Paleothitic diet or caveman diet, is becoming increasingly popular among some people.

You see, many thousands of years ago, before Red Bull drinks and Pop Tarts were invented, our ancestors survived as hunters and gatherers. Although there have been huge improvements with the types of foods that are now available to us, our genetics haven't changed much.

How did the Paleo hunter-gatherers maintain their energy and strength, and to keep them sustained throughout the day? Well they definitely didn't eat Powerbars or indulge in the processed foods that we are accustomed to!

They ate meat, fish, nuts, vegetables, seeds, eggs, fruits, herbs, and fats such as olive oil. Basically, they ate foods that were only available back in ancient times when refrigerators were not invented yet.

Some people will argue that being on the Paleo diet is too restrictive. Often times it's about simplifying your food choices and eating foods that were originally given to us by Mother Nature and avoiding processed foods.

The whole idea is to keep things simple and this no bake energy bar is just that...and much more! It is also nutritious, packed with ingredients that will keep you energized and your sugar cravings from taking over.

I am not on a Paleo diet, however I do experiment with a lot of Paleo recipes. I do intense workouts on a regular basis and train for races once in a while. You will find these energy bars in my gym bag instead of the commercially made energy bars. I love to eat whole, organic foods that are close to its natural sources.

The no-bake energy bars are loaded with nutritious ingredients such as dried dates, almonds, flax seeds, and cinnamon.

Can you imagine a caveman being overweight and sleep deprived? In fact, the average Homo Sapiens was muscular agile, athletic, and very versatile.
Can you imagine a caveman being overweight and sleep deprived? In fact, the average Homo Sapiens was muscular agile, athletic, and very versatile. | Source
3.6 stars from 43 ratings of Energy Bar Recipe-No Bake

Health Benefits of Dates


Our ancestors ate wholesome, nutritious foods and one of them were Meedjool dates. Dates are very dense, keeping you full for a longer period of time. Some groups throughout history, leading lifestyle reminiscent of hunters and gatherers, relied heavily on dates.

If you've never considered adding dried dates to your recipes, start considering it now! A good organic date is just about the closest thing to candy that nature produces.

Although they have more calories than most fruits, they make up for it by being an excellent substitute for heavily processed candy and snacks. When comparing ounces, they are a better choice.

More importantly dates are fat-free, sodium-free, cholesterol-free, and are loaded with fiber! All these factors are crucial to losing weight.

Dates also have the following vitamins and minerals:

  • Calcium: 32 mg
  • Magnesium: 36 mg
  • Potassium: 541 mg
  • Vitamin K: 2.2 mg

Dried dates do contain sugar, similar to eating raisins. They are still a better and healthier choice than the regular sugar in candy! Eat sensibly. One or two dates a day should be enough.

Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Ready in: 15 min
Yields: 12 Energy Bars
No Bake Energy Bars
No Bake Energy Bars | Source

Ingredients for Energy Bar

  • 1/3 cup dark chocolate cocoa powder, (optional: regular cocoa powder)
  • 1.5 cups pitted dates
  • 1/3 cup ground flax seed
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup unsalted almonds
  • 1/2 cup unsalted walnuts
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries, optional: goji berries, dried cherries
  • 1-2 tablespoon coconut oil

Tips for Blending Dates

Note: Some of my readers have expressed concern with blending the date. I used a high-power processor, such as the "Ninja" to blend the dates. If you are having trouble getting the dates to grind to forma sticky paste, try adding the coconut oil in the first step. Or, soak the the dates in warm water to soften them.

Also, the dates should become a sticky paste which helps to hold the bars together. If you want a less sweeter taste, just decrease the amount of dates, and add more coconut oil.

Instructions for Energy Bars/Balls

  1. Put your pitted dates in the food processor and puree until they're smooth.
  2. Add coconut oil, cocoa powder, cinnamon, flax seed, and vanilla. Pulse a few times until they're combined.
  3. Add almonds and walnuts and pulse again. Depending on how fine you want the texture of the nuts, be careful not to pulse too many times.
  4. Stir in dried cranberries.
  5. Transfer the date mixture to a pan lined with wax paper. Press the mixture down with a large wooden spoon until they're about half an inch thick. Cover with Saran wrap and chill in refrigerator until they're hard. Cut into squares.

How to Make Energy Bars with NO SUGAR!

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Place 1 1/2 cups of pitted dates in a food processor.Blend the dates until you get a smooth consistency.Add cocoa powder or raw cacao powder (for extra boost of health benefits)Add flaxseed for Omega 3's!Blend until smooth.Pulse the nuts together....but not too blended!Add the cranberries (or any dried fruits)Beautiful!Place them in  jar and refrigerate for freshness!
Place 1 1/2 cups of pitted dates in a food processor.
Place 1 1/2 cups of pitted dates in a food processor. | Source
Blend the dates until you get a smooth consistency.
Blend the dates until you get a smooth consistency. | Source
Add cocoa powder or raw cacao powder (for extra boost of health benefits)
Add cocoa powder or raw cacao powder (for extra boost of health benefits) | Source
Add flaxseed for Omega 3's!
Add flaxseed for Omega 3's! | Source
Blend until smooth.
Blend until smooth. | Source
Pulse the nuts together....but not too blended!
Pulse the nuts together....but not too blended! | Source
Add the cranberries (or any dried fruits)
Add the cranberries (or any dried fruits) | Source
Beautiful!
Beautiful! | Source
Place them in  jar and refrigerate for freshness!
Place them in jar and refrigerate for freshness! | Source

Questions & Answers

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        annasmom 

        2 years ago

        Thank you for this recipe! I think I will include these in the gift baskets I make for the upcoming holidays.

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        Wayne 

        3 years ago from Gainesville , Florida

        thank you for the informative HubPage, I like to eat healthy and homemade is even better

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        Victoria Van Ness 

        4 years ago from Fountain, CO

        Yum! I love this idea! Healthy, delicious and easy. What more could you ask for!

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        Wasteless Project 

        4 years ago from Worldwide

        Wow, that looks super yummie! And shall be tried at home asap! Thanks for sharing!

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        Jimmy Gent 

        4 years ago from California

        Thank you, I am going to make these and munch on them when gaming. This energy bar goody-goody treat looks much healthier than chowing down on protein bars. - Voted up!

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        Haydee Anderson 

        4 years ago from Hermosa Beach

        Your energy bar recipe looks delicious! Years ago I read Eat Right For Your Blood Type, by Dr. Peter D'Adamo. Much of the content speaks to the benefits of eating like hunter-gathers. To say the least, when I adhere to the diet that corresponds to my blood type I lean out, have tons of energy, and overall feel extremely healthy. That said I look forward to making your energy bar recipe. - Thanks for sharing. ; )

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        breakfastpop 

        4 years ago

        I am looking forward to trying this recipe. I can tell that they will be delicious!

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        Reener5000 

        4 years ago

        So yummy! I made these today and they came out perfect. I'm really excited I have a sweet treat. :)

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        Sarah Forester 

        4 years ago from Australia

        Looks really yum! Love the Hub.

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        Kim Lam 

        4 years ago from California

        Thanks Cynthia for the tip on the black onyx cocoa! And yes, it's hard to stop with just one bite of theses snacks!! :-)

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        Cynthia 

        4 years ago

        I just made these. OMG I'm going to have to hide these from myself or I'll eat them all in one sitting. For those of you having trouble with blending the dates, put the coconut oil in first. I had no problems after that. I also used unsweetened black onyx cocoa. It's extra dark cocoa for those of us who like it DARK...100% cocoa. I actually bought a sample of date nut energy bars at Whole Foods today. They were good but these are better and less expensive per serving. I will make these again and again and again....

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        Kim Lam 

        4 years ago from California

        Mmm dates and peanut butter or almond butter is a great combo! ;-)

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        CraftytotheCore 

        4 years ago

        These look amazing! I never had dates until I tried dates stuffed with peanut butter and rolled in powdered sugar. I ate an entire container once. I will definitely keep this recipe in mind to try in the near future.

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        Leena 

        4 years ago from new delhi

        I have extra dates lying around so will try this!

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        MonaC561 

        4 years ago

        I have made something similar to this, minus the cocoa. I will definitely give this a go.

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        Kim Lam 

        4 years ago from California

        Hi Fred, did you us enough dates or coconut oil? The dates and coconut oil are key to holding them together. I've never had them turn out crumbly so I'm not sure what went wrong. To fix it, try adding some liquid like water, more coconut oil, or orange juice (a little bit at a time) until it gets sticky. Or you could even add a bit of honey or maple syrup but that might make it too sweet. Let me know how if that helps!:-)

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        Fred 

        4 years ago

        I just tried making these, but the final result was very crumbly and wouldn't stick together. The taste is good, but what did I do wrong and now that everything is blended together, how would you suggest I fix it?

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        Kim Lam 

        4 years ago from California

        Thanks Amy, I meant to write that "dates" are fat-free. I reworded it to prevent confusion. Thanks for pointing that out! I hope you enjoy the recipe tomorrow! :-)

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        Amy 

        4 years ago

        Great recipe I will be trying it tomorrow. Not sure if anyone else posted this but this recipe can't be Fat Free if it has coconut oil in it since one tablespoon of coconut oil has 14 grams of fat. Just fyi.

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        Kim Lam 

        4 years ago from California

        Thank you Brenda! Your paleo followers will love them! I appreciate your support. ;-)

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        brenda12lynette 

        4 years ago from Utah

        These look wonderful!! Voted up and shared on Pinterest so all my paleo friends can try them! I love that there is no sugar but still chocolate :)

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        Chantele and Julie 

        4 years ago from Wales

        I keep seeing these no bake date balls everywhere, I will have to try making them as they look yummy and would be really good for my diet!

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        Kim Lam 

        5 years ago from California

        I'm so glad to hear! Thank you for sharing!

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        Mukwasma 

        5 years ago

        I just made these bars and they are delicious. My daughter is visiting and I got her to try them...She loves them!!!

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        Kim Lam 

        5 years ago from California

        Awesome! Love the combo. High quality salt works with chocolate and depending on your personal health concern, of course tailor the recipe to that.;-) Thanks

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        KB 

        5 years ago

        I omitted the cinnamon, vanilla, and cranberries; and added two tablespoons of chia seeds, soaked in 8 tablespoons of water. YUM! Also, the only almonds I had where roasted + salted...I know you mention above you wanted a low-sodium recipe, but I think the combo of chocolate and salt is too good. Thanks for the recipe!

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        Brenda 

        5 years ago from Springfield, MO

        Thanks for the recipe. I need something i can just grab and go in the morning and this sounds really good. Voted up and shared.

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        SoCurious 

        5 years ago from Northern Virginia USA

        I make similar bars often and they are fabulous! When I have a sweet craving, I eat one of these bars and the craving goes away. That's pretty valuable! I have never added coconut oil. That's interesting. Often, I root around in my pantry to see what I've got to include with the dates. I've used pecans, dried apricots, pomegranates, cherries, almonds, walnuts and Chia seeds. I recently found some dried blueberries and have used them. Yummy. To those who are worried about the sugar in dates, I respond that the sugar is unprocessed and the dates are alkaline, something my body needs.

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        melo7o7 

        5 years ago

        I made these bars & they are awesome!!

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        Kim Lam 

        5 years ago from California

        Hi Jaye! I definitely appreciate your concern and no, you did not damper my article at all. When I wrote this, the audience I had in mind were Paleo-eaters and athletes, particularly Crossfit. Dates are definitely high in sugar and I would never recommend them to anyone who are not as active, or have diabetes and other health conditions. They are however, a better alternative as a source of energy for people who are consistent with more strenuous exercise.

        Thanks for the input and I will definitely add a side note with your suggestion! :-)Take care! In health, Kim

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        Jaye Denman 

        5 years ago from Deep South, USA

        Your recipe and photos make my mouth water, but dates are one of the high-sugar fruits I avoid. I can get plenty of fiber from low-sugar fruits, vegetables and whole grains.

        Dates and figs are some of the highest-sugar fruits available, and dried ones are even more so because, with the water removed, the fructose (which, make no mistake, is SUGAR) is in a highly-concentrated form. The fiber and calcium in dates does not cancel out the high-sugar (fructose) in the fruit.

        There's almost an epidemic of diabetes around the world, and many people are insulin-resistant, or pre-diabetic. While sugar of any type doesn't actually cause diabetes, regularly consuming high-sugar foods (which becomes a habit) is not a good idea because it plays havoc with your pancreas' processing ability. This might not be the case with someone who runs miles daily and regularly participates in strength-training and marathons, but how many people does that describe?

        Make no mistake--I love dates and would love to eat them if I didn't realize they are not really good for me. And, just like the potato chip commercial--who can eat just one?

        The other ingredients are healthy ones, and organic coconut oil is considered a "good" oil with health benefits. If you could substitute more cranberries for the dates and modify the recipe, it might become a healthy snack choice.

        Sorry to throw a damper on your hub, but anyone who might be at risk for insulin-resistance syndrome, pre-diabetes or diabetes should know that dates are high-sugar (fructose) fruits, and there are other fruits that are better for them.

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        Kim Lam 

        5 years ago from California

        thechelseascrolls- you're absolutely right. Thanks for commenting! :-)

        Better yourself- I hope your niece likes them! Thanks for stopping by!

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        Chelsea Schuyler 

        5 years ago from New Orleans

        Delicious. Definitely. But do keep in mind that dates are extremely high on the glycemic index. Higher than glucose itself. So you're recommendation of only 1 or 2 a day is a good one. No binging on these tempting bars!

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        Better Yourself 

        5 years ago from North Carolina

        Love this! My niece is allergic to gluten among many other things so we are always looking for new ideas to make tasty food for her. Can't wait to try, thanks for sharing!

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        Grace D. 

        5 years ago from Missouri

        These look great, they will be a perfect addition to my diet. Great hub.

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        Kim Lam 

        5 years ago from California

        Thanks Missy + KDeus - I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. :-) Take care

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        Missy Mac 

        5 years ago from Illinois

        I was contemplating making some granola bars; however, these no bake bars look great. I love eating healthy snacks.

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        Keely Deuschle 

        5 years ago from Florida

        These look delicious! Will definitely try them! Voted up and pinned!

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        Kim Lam 

        5 years ago from California

        I hope you like them! :-)

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        Linda Crampton 

        5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

        These bars sound delicious, Turtlewoman! I love making raw foods like energy bars, so I'll definitely be trying these. They are a much healthier way to boost energy than some of the options in stores!

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        Kim Lam 

        5 years ago from California

        Thank you Kris, I appreciate your comment. Please do come back and let me know how the recipe turned out. Thanks!

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        Kris Heeter 

        5 years ago from Indiana

        Thank-you for sharing this recipe. Our co-op sells something that sounds quite similar and I love them. I've been hoping to find a recipe that I could try at home and this sounds like a winner. Thanks for sharing it and I'll definitely be giving this a try!

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        Kim Lam 

        5 years ago from California

        It's difficult to be allergic to soy and dairy...fortunately there are many recipes nowadays...hope you like this recipe! Thanks A r F!

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        Allison 

        5 years ago

        I will have to try these! I have allergies to soy and dairy, which does not leave many options in terms of snack foods. These look delicious though. And healthy! Thanks for the recipe.

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        Greg 

        5 years ago

        Like Ford, I had lots of trouble with the initial step... I think I may have ruined my food processor/blender. Anyone able to report back on the various methods suggested to make the initial step easier? I'm afraid to try again...

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        Kim Lam 

        5 years ago from California

        Thank you, salbi9! Hope you like them.

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        Chuck Malhab 

        5 years ago from Canada

        I didn't know that the energy bars are high in calcium. I was trying to stay away from them, but now I'm sure I'm going to give them a try. thank you

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        Ford 

        5 years ago

        Regarding the stiff date mixture, I will try a batch today but will soak the dates briefly in hot water and chop fine before processing. These are insanely good!!!

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        Kim Lam 

        5 years ago from California

        Happy Sydney- You're welcome! Pumpkin seeds are soooo delicious. Thank you for sharing that idea!:-)

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        Kim Lam 

        5 years ago from California

        Hi Ford! You can add a bit of water or coconut milk, maybe 2 tablespoons to start with...and blend it at the same time as the dates. Another option is to increase the coconut oil. Don't worry about adding too much coconut oil- it's a good type of fat, with many health benefits.

        Let me know how it turns out please! Thanks for stopping by! :-)

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        Ford 

        5 years ago

        Because the dates are so sticky, my food processor has a tough time blending them smooth. I wind up with a ball, not a paste. The coconut oil loosens it up a bit, but then come the nuts. Any advice? They are incredibly good - I gave samples to a couple of friends and they were amazed.

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        Happy_Sydney 

        5 years ago

        I just made these bars last night using your recipe and they are absolute HEAVEN! It's like dessert for me. They are so chewy and nutty and delicious. I love that they are gluten free, processed sugar free, and full of protein and fiber from the nuts.

        I did alter it a bit, though--I don't have a food processor, so I used my blender and a little bit of water to get it to a chunky consistency. I also topped the bars with some salted roasted pepitas (pumpkin seeds) for a little more crunch. THANK YOU for sharing your recipe. I love them!

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        Kim Lam 

        5 years ago from California

        Haha Will, I don't share either. These treats can last up to 3 weeks in my fridge. Make sure that you keep them in a tight container. Thank you for stopping by. Enjoy!

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        Will 

        5 years ago

        Thanks for the receipe. I was just wondering how long would these bars last in the fridge? If I make 12 bars, will they last 12 days? or is the idea to maybe have 2 a day over 6 days? As you can guess, I am not sharing these ;-)

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        Catherine Dean 

        5 years ago from Milledgeville, Georgia

        I love dates! One of my favorite foods. I will try this recipe. It looks delicious. Voted up.

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        Mary 

        5 years ago from From the land of Chocolate Chips,and all other things sweet.

        Great tasty idea voted up and shared.

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        Kim Lam 

        5 years ago from California

        NStevenson- you're welcome! I'm delighted to hear that you and your husband enjoyed the recipe!:-)

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        NStevenson 

        5 years ago

        Thank-you so much for this recipe, despite not really liking dates, I gave this recipe a go. Im absolutley loving the entire combination, plus my husband loves them too.

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        EasyPaleoMeals 

        6 years ago from New York

        Wow, great recipe and a great Hub! Really appreciate all of the nutritional info. Tons of detail and well written!

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        Kim Lam 

        6 years ago from California

        You're too sweet toomuchmint, thank you for the kind comment. :-)

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        toomuchmint 

        6 years ago

        Turtlewoman, you never cease to amaze! These look absolutely delicious and they're so easy to make. I could definitely use them to replace my daily pop tarts. Thanks!

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        vespawoolf 

        6 years ago from Peru, South America

        Yes, although you can't tell the recipes I publish!

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        Kim Lam 

        6 years ago from California

        Thanks Vespa, sounds like we have similar pantries ;-)

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        vespawoolf 

        6 years ago from Peru, South America

        This sounds delicious and I have all the ingredients in my kitchen! I'm looking forward to trying them...thank you!

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        Kim Lam 

        6 years ago from California

        Melovy- You're welcome! Hope you like it! :-)

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        Kim Lam 

        6 years ago from California

        Thanks SS- I had the same thoughts about Paleo, until I tried some of the recipes. It seems to be getting more and more popular- especially with people who do Crossfit. I don't think I can ever do a strict Paleo diet...love my dairy too much! But everything else is yummy and healthy.

        Thanks for stopping by and leaving such awesome comments! :-)

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        Simone Haruko Smith 

        6 years ago from San Francisco

        I was pretty dubious about the Paleo diet when I first heard of it, but I'm starting to see why it has not faded out like a lot of other fad diets.

        This energy bar looks pretty good! I love it when folks make stuff like this at home. What an awesome recipe- and your photos are awesome!

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        Yvonne Spence 

        6 years ago from UK

        These look really good. I love dates and all those other ingredients so I’m definitely going to try these out! Thanks for sharing your recipe.

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        Kim Lam 

        6 years ago from California

        Amen! :-)

        Thanks for visiting jp. My garden is gonna be "small" this year:-(... But luckily there are many farmer's markets in the area!

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        JP Carlos 

        6 years ago from Quezon CIty, Phlippines

        The word No in No bake makes a lot of difference. The simnpler the recipe the better. I believe the less processing is better. Our food now has ingredients that i can't even pronounce. So when possible, i cook my own food and get ingredients from my garden.

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        Kim Lam 

        6 years ago from California

        Thanks Marcy, they're definitely more expensive at the store.

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        Marcy Goodfleisch 

        6 years ago from Planet Earth

        These look so delicious! What a great idea - making energy bars from scratch! They cost a fortune if you buy the ones in nutrition stores or wherever, and you can't control the ingredients. These look easy to make and all-too-tempting to eat!

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        Kim Lam 

        6 years ago from California

        Thanks Dorothy!

        Nare- Absolutely! Honey would work too! Just make sure its raw, pure honey. ;-)

        Amy- I have a feeling your son would like them since they're sweet, but still healthy. ;-) Thanks for the kind comments!

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        Kim Lam 

        6 years ago from California

        Techygran- you're too funny. Thanks for pinning! Take care.

        Melchi-you're welcome :-)

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        Kim Lam 

        6 years ago from California

        Wynnestudio-that's awesome! Good luck on your fitness journey. These date bites can help you tame the sweet tooth. Let me know how it goes!

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        wynnestudios 

        6 years ago from Phoenix, AZ

        I'm about to embark on a fitness journey and found this recipe pretty simple and straight forward. I'm not sure if I like dates or not, so I will have to give this a shot. I like the idea of not having to bake the bars and it makes many servings without the high cost of store bought bars. Of course these are better for you as well!

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        Amy Gillie 

        6 years ago from Indiana

        The pictures are beautiful - lots of fine detail! And I want to try these. I think my son would love to help in making them!

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        Nare Gevorgyan 

        6 years ago

        Really interesting. Here in Armenia we also add some honey :)

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        buckleupdorothy 

        6 years ago from Istanbul, Turkey

        YUM! Voted up and shared!

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        Melanie Chisnall 

        6 years ago from Cape Town, South Africa

        Ooh, these look yummy! Thanks for sharing :)

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        Cynthia 

        6 years ago from Vancouver Island, Canada

        I just love these bars-- but consume a little more than my fair share of energy when I make them here. Beautiful post! I'm going to be pinning these photos- they're mouth-watering! Voted up!

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        Kim Lam 

        6 years ago from California

        Hi Natashalh- Ahh...one of the kitchen equipments that I can't go without. That and the blender! Thanks for stopping by!

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        Kim Lam 

        6 years ago from California

        DzyMsLizzy- Oh my, sorry to hear about your sensitivity to fiber. Sometimes you can't have too much of a good thing. You're right, grab-and-go breakfast foods are the best. I usually double my breakfast recipes and store them! Speaking of Pop tarts, I have a recipe hub for homemade ones too..if you want to pass that along to your daughter. ;-) Thank you so much for sharing and for your support! Take care!

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        Kim Lam 

        6 years ago from California

        Hi prospectboy& Kelley- thank you for sharing! :-)

        Hi Daughter of Matt- thank so much for reading and commenting. If you're looking for more energy snacks, I have another recipe hub on a baked version of bars without the dates. It has rolled oats and other healthy goodies. Enjoy!

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        Natasha 

        6 years ago from Hawaii

        This seems totally awesome. Now, if only I still had a food processor. Thanks for sharing this recipe! I will come back to it as soon as I buy a new food processor and can make i.

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        Liz Elias 

        6 years ago from Oakley, CA

        Sounds delicious, but I would not DARE eat anything that dense in fiber--my system is way too over-sensitive to the stuff. Unfortunately, I am into pop tarts for a quickie breakfast, as I don't like to stop to prepare food in the morning. If it's not grab-and-go, I do without. I so wish I'd be able to eat these bars. Enjoy one for me, will ya?

        However, I'm passing this recipe on to my daughter--she's into all that healthy stuff...even uses ground up nuts, whole wheat flour, flax seeds, etc to make her oatmeal COOKIES!

        Voted up and shared.

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        Melissa Flagg OSC 

        6 years ago from Rural Central Florida

        Oh this is an amazing recipe! I can't wait to try it! I've been looking for a good energy snack, and this is just terrific. Thank you so much for sharing this!

        Voted useful, awesome and shared.

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        kelleyward 

        6 years ago

        This looks like a great energy booster! Love the pictures also. Voted useful and shared! Take care, Kelley

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        Bradrick H. 

        6 years ago from Texas

        Very nice hub. The energy bars look delicious, and the fact that they're a better option than the standard ones in the stores seem to be an added bonus. Very interesting indeed. I'm sharing this hub on both Twitter and Facebook.

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