Homemade Coconut-Mixed Nut Energy Bars

Recipe Courtesy of Gavin Pritchard, RD, CSSD, CD-N, CDE of Stamford Hospital

Yield: 20 Bars
Serving Size: 1 Bar


2 Cups Old fashioned rolled oars
1 Cup Unsweetened shredded coconut
1/2 Cup Whole raw almonds
1/2 Cup Whole raw cashews
1/2 Cup Shelled raw sunflower seeds
1/2 Cup Chopped dates or raisins
1 1/2 Cups Tahini or all-natural peanut butter
1 Cup Honey
1 Tsp Pure Vanilla extract









1. Preheat oven to 350F. Generously coat a 10"x15" baking sheet with cooking spray.
2. In a large bowl, combine the oats, coconut, almonds, cashews, sunflower seeds, and dried fruit. 
3. Combine the tahini or peanut butter and honey in a microwaveable bowl and heat on high for 1 minute. Add the vanilla extract and mix well. Add to the oat mixture. Stir until well combined.
4. Pour the mixture onto the prepared baking sheet and, with wet hands, pay into a rectangle about 1" high. The rectangle will be about 10"x12". Bake for 15 minutes, or until the edges of the bars turn golden brown. Do not overbake. The bars will still feel tacky in the center but will firm up as they cool. 

Nutrition (per bar)"

300 calories
30g carbs
6g fiber
10g protein
12g total fat
0g trans-fat
3g saturated fat
26mg sodium

Caution: product contains nuts 

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