Why spend the money in the grocery store to buy energy bars when you can create your own creative recipe at home! These all-natural Nutty Energy Bars are easy to make and don’t even require baking. Use whatever nut, seed, or dried fruit you have a home to create your own personal bar.

1 1/2 C dry roasted unsalted nuts
1/4 C roasted seeds such as pumpkin or sunflower
1/2 C raisins or other dried fruit
1 C rolled oats
1/4 C hemp, chia, or flax seeds
½ C Betsy’s Best Gourmet Peanut Butter
1/2 C coconut, shredded and unsweetened
1/4 C packed brown sugar
1/2 C honey
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp sea salt

Coat a 9×13” baking pan with non-stick cooking spray. In a large pot combine Betsy’s Best with brown sugar and honey and heat until bubbly, or place in microwave for 2-3 min. Meanwhile add all other ingredients except coconut in a large bowl and toss to combine. When butter is done cooking add vanilla and stir. Add Betsy’s Best mixture to nut mixture and stir to combine. Transfer mixture to pan and firmly press down by coating your hands in cooking spray and pressing mixture evenly in the pan. Sprinkle with coconut. Refrigerate for 1 hr before cutting. Remove from fridge and cut into bars. Individually wrap each bar and refrigerate or freeze to maintain freshness.

Yield: 16 bars.

Get crafty with your own unique recipe. Throw in golden or goji berries, dark chocolate, or create a salty/sweet inspired creation by adding some mustard in place of some of the honey and cutting back on the brown sugar for a honey mustard inspired bar, or buy smoked almonds for a hickory honey smoked flavor for a savory treat!

Get use to this all-natural energy bar recipe because these tasty bars will go fast and before you know it you will be making more!

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