Easy energy Bars

These easy and simple homemade, no-bake energy bars are a great way to get even your pickiest eater to enjoy a healthy snack! These are great for snacks, or on-the-go breakfast for your back to school kid!

Prep time: 5 minutes Chill time: 2 hours Total time: 2 hours and 5 minutes

Ingredients: 1 cup pecans, halved or chopped.

1 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats, uncooked.

1/2 cup honey.

1 cup of peanut butter (or nut butter of your choice)

2 tbsp olive oil (or coconut oil, melted)

1/2 tsp salt (optional)

1/2 cup chocolate chips

Instructions:

  1. Place pecans, oats, and chocolate chips, and salt in a large bowl and set aside.
  2. Put peanut butter, olive oil, and honey in a sauce pan and cook on low until everything is melted together, stirring constantly to avoid burning.
  3. Pour melted peanut butter mixture over oat mixture and stir until chocolate chips are melted and everything is combined.
  4. Put parchment paper into a 9×13 baking dish (I use a glass casserole dish).
  5. Spread mixture evenly into baking dish using a rubber spatula.
  6. Place in refrigerator to chill for a minimum of 2 hours.
  7. Remove from refrigerator and cut evenly into squares.
  8. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes: You may replace pecans with almonds or walnuts, make sure they are chopped well. You can add other add ins such as; pretzels. You may leave out chocolate chips if you do not want them to be chocolate energy bars and it will not affect the consistency.

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