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Energy Boost Bars Recipe

Energy Boost Bars Recipe

Many commercial energy drinks and snacks contain caffeine or other stimulants, which can interfere with kids' sleep and concentration. But these tasty and nutritious bars, made from scratch with wholesome ingredients, provide 20 grams of carbohydrates for slow-release, sustained energy.


  • 1 (8-ounce) bag almonds
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds
  • 1 1/2 cups oats, quick-cooking
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 cup dried blueberries
  • 2/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon


Heat the oven to 275 degrees. Lightly grease a 9-inch baking pan with canola oil. Grind the almonds in a food processor until they resemble a coarse meal.

Combine the ground almonds and the remaining ingredients in a large bowl and stir well. Using wet fingers, press the mixture into the prepared pan and bake it for 1 hour.

Allow the bars to cool thoroughly while they are still in the pan, then slice them. Makes 20.

Nutritional Information

Per serving (1 bar): 151 Calories, 4g Protein (7% dv), 20g Carbohydrates (7% dv), 7g Total Fat (11% dv), 0mg Cholesterol (0% dv), 6g Saturated Fat (3% dv), 2mg Sodium (0% dv)

Percent daily values are based on a 2,000-calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.