Go Nutty All-Natural Energy Bars

Go Nutty All-Natural Energy Bars

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!

Creepy Crawler Nut Butter Energy Balls

Creepy Crawler Nut Butter Energy Balls

For many, the most frightening part of Halloween isn’t a ghost or ghoul! It is the sugar and fat loaded treats and snacks that pop up everywhere.  From school lunch bags, to office desks, Halloween parties, and of course, trick or treating, these spooky health-sabotaging “treats” are lurking everywhere.  This year fight back with healthy and super delicious halloween inspired recipes.  That’s right! Make your own treats and enjoy your Halloween more than ever. To get you started here is a fun, no-bake energy bar recipe that will have kids and adults alike SCREAMING for more.

Creep Crawler Nut Butter Energy Ball Ingredients:

1/2 c of your favorite Betsy’s Best Gourmet Nut or Seed Butter
1/2 c oats
1/4 c honey
1 tsp vanilla
1 T chia seeds
1 T hemp seeds
1/4 tsp sea salt

Combine all ingredients in a bowl until combined.  Form into balls and set aside.

Yield 8 balls

Now it is time to decorate and have fun.

Chia spider Directions

Roll Betsy’s ball in the chia to cover.  Place in a small cupcake paper.  Use honey to stick on eyes and licorice for the legs.

Hemp Eyes Directions:

In a plastic bag add 1/4 c hemp hearts and add 4 drops of green food coloring.  Mix to combine.  Add Betsy’s ball to bag and mix around to coat.  Place on plate and dip big eye in honey and place in the center of the ball.