Goji Berry Energy Bars

[ 29 ] September 12, 2012 |
Goji Berry Energy bars
I actually found it pretty easy to re-create some of my favorite bars at home, using nothing more than a food processor. These energy bar recipes can be whipped up in practically no time for a fraction of the price.
Goji Berry Energy Bars
Full of healthy  foods such as dates, goji berries, walnuts, and sunflower seeds, that will keep you going through the day.
Goji Berry Energy bars
Commercial versions are overpackaged and full of sugar, these bars on the contrary all loaded with superfood.
I like to add Cacao Nibs in my bars; they are small pieces of cacao beans. They add a rich, dark-chocolate crunch to recipes.
These bars are very forgiving. You can choose to use your favorite nuts and seeds and your favorite dried fruits.
Goji Berry is the high-energy berry of a special Himalayan tree, it is one of the most nutritious powerful foods.
  Harvested in the Himalayan, Goji Berries taste like a vibrant blend of berries and chocolate. Hidden within its ruby pigment is the magic that makes it nature’s perfect energy fruit. Goji is packed full of antioxidants, amino acids and essential fatty acids. Although Goji may not be available in your local supermarket, you can find it in several health food and gourmet stores.
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  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1 cup almonds
  • 1 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 6 dates
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 Tablespoons coconut flour
  • ½ cup agave
  • ½ cups cocoa nibs
  • 1 cup goji berries
  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Grind walnuts, almonds and pumpkin seeds in a food processor. Add the dates and pulse the mixture few times, leaving some texture.
  3. Transfer the mixture to a mixing bowl; add the other ingredients.
  4. Mix well.
  5. Spread mixture into an 8x8 pyrex baking dish.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes.
  7. Cut into squares and serve
  Goji Berry Energy Bars
Marie Poulin
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Category: Cookies/Bars, Recipe Index, Snacks

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  1. Jerilyn says:

    These look delicious! And best of all, healthy. Perfect pick-me-up energy snack :) Thanks!

  2. Veganmimi says:

    Could I replace the coconut flour with almond flour?

  3. Shrutee says:

    Thanks for the recipe. Just made it and tastes yummy! The only bummer with mine was it doesn’t hold together. Any suggestions on compacting it?

  4. Hayden says:

    Just popped these bad boys in the oven now! I added dried blueberries and one egg white….I cut down agave to 1/4 cup so I figured egg white would help bind them. Can’t wait to try them,

  5. Raluc says:

    After baking the dish for 20min,yhe mixture was still soft.

  6. Courtney says:

    Could I just pop these in the fridge or freezer for a bit instead of baking them?

  7. Jennifer says:

    Can honey be used to substitute for agave? Or maybe even maple syrup?

  8. Donat says:

    Hello, your recipe sure looks delicious and I can’t wait to bake it. I was wondering if 20 min of baking on 350 °F kills all the healthy things such as antioxidants, amino acids and essential fatty acids in goji berries?
    I don’t mean to be critic, only I’m expecting to hear these kind of questions from my friend when I present him these bars so I want to be ready when he attacks.

  9. John says:

    From the appearance, the goji berries appear to be the dried variety. It may not occur to some, but we have a goji bush and I’m trying the recipe with fresh.

    A side note: goji is not a tropical plant, but very hearty and easy to grow; just a little time consuming picking all those little guys :)

  10. Gina says:

    these bars were delicious! I thought the cocoa nibs would make it be too bitter but actually the bars are quite sweet and the nibs tone it down and make it a perfect blend of wonderful flavor! It’s wonderful to have a wholesome, healthy, homemade energy bar! A little crumbly, but overall great!

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