150 g porridge oats
6 heaped tbsp crunchy peanut butter
7 large pitted dates
2 scoops vanilla whey (20g - informed sport
7 tbsp honey/ agave syrup
Handful of currants
100 g dark chocolate chips (> 70%)
1 tbsp coconut oil (mixed with 30 ml hot water)
1 tsp vanilla essence
These 'no bake' energy bars are designed to be easy to make, cost efficient and taste great. Athletes often require (or crave) high carbohydrate snacks for pre/post-exercise or between meals in preparation for training session or competition.
These bars require no cooking and at a cost per serving of 25p make it a great alternative to shop bought energy bars that often contain added sugar or maltodextrin. After refrigeration, wrap them up individually. They will last around 4-5 hours in your bag (out of the fridge), although they're still good to consume after that period. Try adding flax or chia seeds for extra health benefits. Balance the texture by adding extra honey.
See the step by step guide and pictures below. Makes 15 bars.