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10 Easy Recipes for Homemade Energy Bars

Vegan Apricot Cherry

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These gluten-free, dairy-free, no-bake bars will leave you feeling satiated thanks to filling cashews and chia seeds. Not a fan of chia seeds? Blogger Hello Natural says flax, sunflower, or pumpkin seeds will work just fine. (Plus, 5 Reasons to Eat Toasted Pumpkin Seeds.)

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Honey-Sweetened Almond Chocolate Chip

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These chewy, no-bake bars are more like the healthy version of the store-bought granola bars we ate as kids. Blogger Cookie and Kate loves them as a healthy snack for traveling, and says you can use almond or peanut butter, depending on your personal preference.

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Cherry Hazelnut

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The husband and wife team at A Couple Cooks say this decadent treat is similar to a fruit-and-nut-based Larabar, but with a little more texture. Hazelnuts lend a "complex flavor," and dried cherries bring in a little sour tartness. Yum!

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Vegan Peanut Butter & Jelly

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Peanut butter and jelly just got a whole lot more delicious (and nutritious). Blogger Nutritionist in the Kitch makes these bars with just five all-natural ingredients, and promises they're full of filling fiber and healthy fats. We'll take one over a regular old PB&J any day (Plus, 7 Foods a Nutritionist Would Never Eat.)

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Chocolate Quinoa

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Packed with quinoa and protein powder, we won't judge you if accidentally skip lunch to snack on one of these (just make sure to fill up at dinner!). Who knew something chocolate-y could actually be good for your energy levels? (Plus, Yoga Poses to Boost Your Energy.)


Breakfast Bar

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For a morning boost, try mixing in your favorite dried fruit combinations to this versatile recipe. We recommend raisins, dates, or apricots.


Almond Blueberry

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Hello Natural recommends making your own almond butter for this recipe, which is surprisingly simple to do (make sure to check out the tutorial on her site). This recipe also calls for maple syrup, which is better for you than the artificial sweeteners bought in some store-bought bars.

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Chocolate Fig with Sea Salt

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Even we'll admit that these bars look like glorified pieces of candy, but we promise you they're 100 percent healthy. The chocolate chips are vegan, figs add extra sweetness, and pea protein will keep you full. What could be better, save for an actual candy bar?


Hearty Granola

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These crunchy, wholesome bars call for no less than three varieties of seeds. Blogger Angela Liddon of Oh She Glows swears they'll keep your energy stabilized throughout the day. Sounds like the perfect afternoon desk snack to us.

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Nutty Coconut

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These bars had us at coconut. Plus, that delicious-looking chocolate drizzle made from vegan chocolate chips is shockingly good. (Don't miss these 7 Vegan Recipes for a Satisfying Low-Calorie Lunch.)



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