Homemade California Prune Energy Bars

By Annessa Chumbley, RD

Prunes are a naturally sweet base for homemade bars. These bars are the perfect afternoon pick-me-up.

Servings: 8
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup California Prunes
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut or almond milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened natural peanut butter
  • 1 1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 3/4 cup dark chocolate chips

Directions

Preheat oven to 350°. Spray an 8×8 pan with nonstick cooking spray or line with parchment paper.

In a food processor, add prunes and process into small pieces, about 20 seconds. Add egg, milk, and salt, and process until creamy. Use a spatula to scrape down the sides of the food processor. Add peanut butter and pulse briefly to incorporate.

Pour mixture into a bowl, scraping down the sides of the food processor. Add oats, sunflower seeds, pecans, and chocolate chips. Stir until everything is evenly mixed together.

Spread mixture into pan evenly. Bake for 30 –35 minutes, until bars are no longer glossy. Remove and let cool fully, then cut into 12 bars. Store in an airtight container.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 185
  • Saturated Fat 3.5 g
  • Monounsaturated Fat .4 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat .3 g
  • Total Fat 9.9 g
  • Fiber 3.5 g
  • Protein 5.2 g
  • Sodium 126.1 mg
  • Cholesterol 15.5 mg
  • Carbohydrate 21.3 g
  • Potassium 81.7 mg