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5 Ingredient Energy Bar Bites

Every now and again, I crave something sweet.  I don't like buying something from a grocer that I feel I can make myself (whoah! Does that make me frugal? Maybe). Often, I find myself thinking that perhaps I can make a better version of a sweet. More often than that, I try to think of a way to make it a healthier version than its utterly delicious counterpart. 

The past weeks, I found many Instagram accounts sharing their versions of Energy Bars and Energy Bites. I even saw a stint of it on the local news! While I don't do much baking, I do a whole lot of eating. So I thought, "Well, why the hell not? How hard CAN these energy bars and bites be to make?".  (I believe this is pretty typical of HOW I tackle all my baking stuff).

So I went ahead and re-create this again, this time, adding a variation for a bar like finish. I had 5 ingredients in my kitchen that I planned on using with this variation.  Similar ingredients to the Anzac (the base of it was -Oat and Coconut), but I decided that this time, I wanted to create a "granola bar" version. Dear Lord! I am really ambitious! 

I used these 5 ingredients.

5 Ingredients. That's it! 

I have never baked without eggs before so I was really shocked to find myself enjoying this more than its baking counterparts. I thought of so many ways to make variations on this recipe, that I thought it could be that little winner that is perfect for an on-the-go hiking or traveling snack. Heck, add this to the kids lunchbox, I'm sure they will get a (healthy) kick from it. 

Energy Bars (Bites)

Ingredients

2 c Unsweetened Shredded Coconut

1  Over Ripe Banana (mashed up)

1 1/2 c Coconut Sugar

1 tsp Grated Unsweetened Baking Chocolate

1 c cooked oats (I used my variation steel cut oats) 

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. 
  2. Mix all ingredients together to form a thick dough. 
  3. Turn onto a parchment lined baking pan (I like to use a brownie size pan)
  4. Bake for 30 minutes until set. 
  5. Let cool and slice and enjoy. 

Note: I found these to be a bit soft like consistency. Try and roll up them into a ball and bake them instead for really small bites!

Energy Bars (EGG FREE)

Are you ready to try it? Let me know what you think? If you add any variations, let me know so I can adopt it as well. Let's collaborate together! 

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