These no bake energy bars are the perfect healthy snack when you have the munchies, its vegan, gluten-free and it’s sugar free.
I make most of my snacks at home, most of the time it’s either peanut butter and granola balls, Samaposha balls, toasted veggies, grains or healthy fries made from cassava or sweet potato. Having homemade snacks are so much better than store-bought because you have the luxury of customizing and tantalizing your taste buds.
This no bake energy bars recipe that I’m sharing today can be made with just three ingredients, but I’ve added some more to make it more nutritious. Without further ado let’s get to the recipe shall we?
- 02 tbsp of peanut butter
- 02 tbsp of bee honey – use maple syrup to make it vegan
- 1 tsp of chia seeds
- 1 tsp of flax seeds
- 01 tbsp of granola
- 01 tbsp of puffed black rice
- Add all the ingredients into a bowl and mix well.
- Use a square shape mould (you can use a small plastic container) or a cookie cutter to shape the mixture into your desired shape. I prefer keeping it in the form of a good old energy bar. Make sure to add an oil paper or a parchment paper to the bottom of the mold
- Freeze it for about 4-5 hours.
- Remove the frozen block cut into bars / squares (any shape you like) – I could cut 04 3*8 cm bars with these ingredients.
- Take a bite and enjoy or store it in an air tight container in the fridge up to a week.
Enjoy the crispy, chewy goodness and remember not to over-indulge the energy.
- For peanut butter I’ve used crunchy peanut butter which helps a lot in binding the ingredients than creamy peanut butter.
- If you don’t have bee honey then you can substitute it with maple syrup or kitul treacle.
- To make puffed black rice all you have to do it heat up a skillet and add little bit if oil and when the oil is heated add rice. Keep stirring and the rice will pop in few mins. Or you can do this the easier way and that is deep fry the rice. This will take only few secs but this is the unhealthy route. (make sure to use a paper towel to remove excess oil before adding puffed rice to the mixture).
- If you don’t have black rice then you can use red rice or quinoa.
Please let me know how this recipe turns out for you in the comments! You can also share your results with me on Instagram with the hashtag #thefoodsnapsrecipes.
Can’t wait to see your re-creations