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 Energy Bar recipe that uses only dry fruits and seeds, that too without any cooking or baking is easy to make, full of taste, and is nutrient-dense. This is a vegan as well as the gluten-free recipe.

If you are looking for a cooked version of it, then try MILLET & OATS ENERGY BAR

Unlike TIL CHIKKI WITH BERRIES, these are soft and chewy just like toffee.

Energy Bar Recipe

The name, Energy Bar, itself fills you with energy. They are known and sold under various names like Snack bars, Granola Bars, Protein bars, Health bars, Food bars etc. Some are soft whereas others are flaky or crunchy. Some are no-bake like this one whereas others are cooked and some are baked.

Nowadays, most Energy Bars are also made with Oats. In my MILLET ENERGY BARS, even I have included a substantial portion of Oats.

These soft and chewy, No-bake Energy Bars are full of nutrients…carbs, protein, vitamins, minerals, iron and thus give instant energy. These can be had at any time of the day:

If you are looking for chocolate-flavored Energy Bar, then you must try these NO-BAKE CHOCOLATE BROWNIES

Why Make These Bars At Home

Store-bought energy bars are good but why not make these energy bars in your home kitchen and that too with ingredients you like more?

And especially when it is very simple to make. Just 10 to 15 minutes and you get wonderful, nutritious, artificial preservatives and additives-free, suiting to your own taste buds—- energy bars.


Did You Know? 

Well, recently I came across an interesting fact about Energy Bars and couldn’t resist myself sharing it with you all. Maybe some of you are aware of it already. 

Actually, the name Energy Bar is relatively new, just a few decades back only, it came into existence and today its a household name. What I am trying to share is that these bars were actually meant for the astronauts which they carried with them under their helmets when they went into Space. This is because they were easy to carry and provided instant nutrition and energy. These were then produced by the Pillsbury Company and were known as ‘Space Food Sticks’

Later, these were marketed as a fuel for athletes and thereafter, slowly and gradually, they gained popularity and thus became a household item. Read more about it here.


Why You Will Love This Recipe

Energy Bar Ingredients


How To Make 

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In fact, last ‘ Ganesh Chaturthi’, I gave these the shape of ‘modak’ and offered it to Lord Ganesha.

Energy Bar in Modak shape



Q) How can I make it without a food processor?


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Energy Bar Recipe

Make your own Energy Bar as per your liking and taste.
Prep Time 4 minutes
Setting Time 1 hour
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Fireless


My Cup measures 240 ml

  • 1 Cup (150 g) Almonds, plain or roasted (See Note 7)
  • 1 Cup (150 g) Cashewnuts, plain or roasted (See Note 8)
  • 1/4 Cup (40 g) Mixed seeds (Sesame, Poppy seeds, Melon seeds etc) (See Note 9)
  • 2 Tbsp Powdered Flax seeds Optional (See Note 10)
  • 1.5 Cups (180 g) Dates, deseeded and chopped roughly (See Note 11)
  • 1/4 Cup (50 g) Raisins
  • 4 Pieces (40 g) Figs (Anjeer)


In Food Processor

  • Put all the ingredients in the food processor.
  • Blitz your processor on pulse mode 2 or 3 times so as to break the nuts in small pieces.
  • Now blitz the processor normally for 3-4 minutes till everything gets mixed up nicely.
  • By now, it should gather into a ball.
  • In case, it does not gather on its own, then take it out and form a dough/ball of it.
  • Spread it on a tray or tin.
  • Keep it in the refrigerator at least for an hour, so that it sets nicely.
  • Take it out, cut into desired shapes.
  • Store in an airtight container.
  • Serve as and when required, with love.

Without Food Processor

  • Grind nuts and seeds, finely or coarsely, as you desire.
  • Add chopped dates to the nuts-seeds mixture and bind properly.
  • Gather everything into a ball.
  • Proceed as above, from step number 5.


  1. Adjust the quantity of dates according to your taste. If you don't want to add more dates, and it is difficult to bind the mixture then add 1 or 2 tsp of honey.
  2. When done in the food processor, sometimes it yields the oil (natural), especially in summers. Don't worry and set it. Once set, you won't feel it. To avoid this, do not run food processor for long.
  3. During summers, it is advisable to keep these in the refrigerator as they become loose otherwise.
  4. If you want, you can add dried apricots, berries etc to it.
  5. Add or omit, increase or decrease anything according to your taste.
  6. Use whole almonds with skin. Do not peel off the skin. Can roast them if you like.
  7. Use whole or broken cashews, you can roast them a little for the crunchy effect.
  8. Use seeds of your choice like watermelon seeds, muskmelon seeds, sesame seeds, poppy seeds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, cucumber seeds etc.
  9. Slightly roast Flax seeds( 1 tbsp) in a pan. let it cool and powder it in the grinder. Though they are excellent for health but add these only if you have a taste for them otherwise omit these.
  10. Ensure that your dates are moist. In case, they are very dry then soak them in water for some time.
Keyword Energy Bars Recipe No-Bake, Homemade Energy Bars with Dates

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Originally published  2nd March 2017 12.26, updated  June 30, 2020

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