Prep Time
10 Mins
Total Time
1 Hour 10 Mins
Yield
9 bars per recipe

We’ve waxed poetic on RxBars before. Packed with protein, fats, and natural sugars, I bet at least one of your friends has an RxBar (or 3) in their bag at all times. Much as we love the packaged version of the energy bar, turns out that making your own isn’t that hard at all. Not only do you get full control of the flavors in DIY energy bars, they also won’t cover your teeth with the sticky residue that we’ve come to expect from the store-bought version. 

You probably already have everything you need to make DIY RxBars (OK, maybe not the egg white protein powder, but that’s easy to find online. And PS: you can use whey or plant-based protein powders if you don’t eat eggs.) Grind almonds, dates, and protein powder, then move on to flavoring: dried fruit, warming spices, maybe a handful of cocoa nibs or chopped chocolate. Press the mixture into a large rectangle, then slice the bars into individual sizes.

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Photo by gina disimone

How to Make It

Step 1

Place almonds, blueberries, dates, protein powder, and zest in a food processor. Pulse until finely chopped. With food processor running, add water and lemon juice. Process until mixture just comes together.

Step 2

Place dates, almonds, pepitas, protein powder, cocoa nibs, espresso powder, cinnamon, and cayenne in a food processor. Pulse until finely chopped. With food processor running, add water. Process until mixture just comes together.

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