I’ve got a great recipe for Five Ingredient No Bake Energy Bars to share with you today! Can you believe another week has come and gone, and here we are – staring straight ahead into the Fourth of July Weekend? This month is flying by, and I’m trying to soak up every minute with my boys while they are out of school and I have them all to myself.
We just came home from the most amazing week in Idaho and Wyoming. We celebrated my in-law’s 40th wedding anniversary with the whole family at this gorgeous cabin, and explored, hiked, and took in as much as we could in the area!
The cabin was just so peaceful. I miss it already!
The beautiful landscape with lush, sweeping meadows was so polar opposite to what I’m used to in Arizona, so I woke up early each morning to try and catch the sun rising up over the Grand Tetons. What a gift!
Before I left, I made these Five Ingredient No Bake Energy Bars to take along on our trip, and they were so good I had to share them with you! These were so handy to have on hand as we packed lunches and snacks each day for our hiking and adventuring. I will definitely be making another batch (maybe double this time) to freeze and pull out whenever I need something healthy and easy to eat on the go.
All you need to make these is raisins, sliced almonds, ground flax, chia seeds, and coconut oil… sounds easy right? Raisins, I think you are a little under appreciated… You may look like a forgotten, tiny, shriveled up grape, but this is your chance to shine!
I give the ingredients a quick pulse in the food processor, and then pat the mixture into a pan lined with plastic wrap. Cover, chill, and then slice them into bars.
I wrapped each individual bar to make them easy to pack on my carry-on bag for the plane. So great to have healthy snacks tucked away when you are adventuring!
What I Love About Five Ingredient No Bake Energy Bars
- The ingredients are simple and healthy, but they taste delicious!
- They only take a few minute to make.
- You can make a big batch and freeze them for whenever you need them!
- They cost less to make than buying similar bars at the store.
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Five Ingredient No Bake Energy Bars
- Prep Time: 15 mins
- Total Time: 15 mins
- Yield: 6 bars 1x
- Category: Snacks
- Cuisine: American
Make your own energy bars with only five ingredients. Perfect for healthy snacking on the go!
- 1 cup raisins
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil, in liquid form
- 1 tablespoon hot water
- 1 1/2 cup sliced almonds
- 2 tablespoons ground flax
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- pinch of salt
- coconut oil nonstick spray *helpful but optional
- Add all ingredients into a food processor, and pulse until the mixture is paste like and uniform in texture, scraping down the edges as needed.
- Scoop the mixture into a standard size loaf pan lined with plastic wrap coated with nonstick baking spray (like coconut oil or olive oil spray), and press to flatten into an even layer. Cover and freeze until firm (1 hour).
- Use the plastic wrap to remove the chilled mixture from the pan, and cut into six bars. Wrap the individual bars with plastic wrap, and return to freezer for later use, or keep them in fridge. I like to eat them chilled or at room temperature.
- Serving Size: 1 Bar
- Calories: 297
- Sugar: 17g
- Sodium: 26mg
- Fat: 20g
- Saturated Fat: 4.9g
- Unsaturated Fat: 13.7g
- Trans Fat: 0g
- Carbohydrates: 28g
- Fiber: 5.7g
- Protein: 7.3g
- Cholesterol: 0mg
Keywords: five ingredient no bake energy bars, homemade energy bars, simple ingredients, healthy
We are in the UK… I have never seen nor heard of Chia seeds, what are they? Is there anything similar we could use please?
Hi Pauline, thanks for your question. They are tiny black seeds that are high in Omega-3’s, fiber, and antioxidants. You could definitely use any seed that you prefer. These bars are very versatile, as long as the wet/dry ratio is constant. Hope you enjoy!
Emily Wilson says
I loved this recipe! My dad is a very healthy eater and these bars wrapped up in a cute way made a great Father’s Day gift for him. Thanks!
What a great idea Emily. Love this!
Marlene Syring says
I haven’t made them yet but they really sound good!!!!
These are awesome! My boyfriend has crazy good metabolism, so he consumes a ton of calories. I used extra coconut oil instead of the hot water, which worked fine (although they’re a little slippery from that much oil ;)). Thanks for the recipe!
Awesome, thanks Delaney!
stephanie nyland says
Is there any reason I should be using sliced almonds instead of whole raw almonds? Since I’m processing them anyway? I don’t have sliced on hand and could make these right away if that substitution will work fine.
Should be fine, go for it!
I wonder if dried Aronia or goji berries with tiny amount of monks fruit powder for sweetness would be good?
This recipe is pretty versatile, so you can switch out ingredients according to what you have, or what you prefer. The key is to keep the dry and sticky (wet) ingredients in balance so they stay together. It is already pretty sweet though, so maybe try a little bit at a time. Hope you enjoy!
Could I substitute a different oil, or does it have to be coconut oil?
You can use a different oil, but I’ve only tested this with coconut oil, which is solid at room temperature. So if you use an oil that is liquid at room temperature, you will have a different result.
Hey Julie, awesome recipe. Can u tell me the calorie break up of this recipe?
Hi, sorry but I don’t have the nutritional information for my recipes.
Really good! I am a 13 year old raw vegan and always looking for new recipes even my non vegan family loves them I had to hide them so they would not eat them lol
These were so good! They were much better than I expected.
I have walnuts could I substitute that for almonds instead?