Recipes and Cooking Healthy Energy Bars 3.0 (2) 2 Reviews Who needs store-bought granola bars? These nutty, naturally-sweetened bites will fuel you up without the sugar crash and require just 20 minutes of prep. By Tracy Benjamin Tracy Benjamin Website Tracy Benjamin is a food writer, stylist, photographer, and recipe developer based in California's San Francisco Bay Area. She created the award-winning blog Shutterbean, chronicling her recipes and features as well as inspiring her readers to find joy and purpose in every dish. Tracy is also a food stylist and lifestyle and food photographer, having worked with national, regional, and local publications, including Better Homes & Gardens and The Kitchn. She has written for the Williams Sonoma blog, too. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on June 28, 2018 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Tracy Benjamin Hands On Time: 20 mins Total Time: 4 hrs 20 mins Servings: 16 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 1 ½ cup cashews ¼ cup regular rolled oats 6 Medjool dates, pitted and chopped 2 tablespoon maple syrup 1 tablespoon instant espresso coffee powder ¼ teaspoon sea salt ½ cup chopped toasted walnuts ⅓ cup chopped bittersweet chocolate Directions In a food processor process cashews and oats 30 seconds or until chopped. Add dates, maple syrup, espresso powder, and salt; process 30 seconds or until mixture resembles cookie dough. Add walnuts and chocolate; process 20 seconds or until combined. Line an 8-inch square baking pan with parchment, extending over two sides of pan. Place oat mixture in pan; top with another piece of parchment. Press evenly into pan. Remove parchment from top of bars. Cover with plastic; freeze 4 hours. Using parchment, lift out of pan. Cut into 2-inch bars. Tips In an airtight container, refrigerate up to 5 days or freeze up to 2 months. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 138 Calories 9g Fat 15g Carbs 3g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 16 Calories 138 % Daily Value * Total Fat 9g 12% Saturated Fat 2g 10% Sodium 37mg 2% Total Carbohydrate 15g 5% Total Sugars 10g Protein 3g Vitamin C 0.1mg 1% Calcium 18mg 1% Iron 1.2mg 7% Potassium 185mg 4% Folate, total 7.6mcg Vitamin B-6 0.1mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.