Homemade Energy Bars


This recipe offers plenty of leeway to concoct fun flavor combinations, like dried cranberries and walnuts, or dried mangoes and coconut butter. 

2 cups rolled oats 

2 cups prepared trail mix from bulk bins, or nuts, seeds and dried fruit of your choice 

½ teaspoon sea salt 

¼ cup maple syrup 

¼ cup honey 

¼ cup barley malt syrup 

2 tablespoons oil 

1 cup almond butter, or other nut butter 


Preheat oven to 325°F. Oil a 7 ½“x 11 ½“ baking dish. 

  1. For a more robust flavor, place oats on a sheet pan and toast in the oven for about 15 minutes, or until they are golden brown. Nuts and seeds can be toasted in the same way for just 6-7 minutes. 
  2. In a bowl, combine oats, trail mix and salt. 
  3. Pour brown rice syrup and honey in a saucepan over medium heat and bring to a low boil for 2-3 minutes. Add oil and almond butter and heat until thoroughly mixed and an even consistency. 
  4. Stir wet mixture into dry ingredients and combine until evenly mixed. 
  5. Let cool, and then flip out onto a cutting board and cut into 18 bars. Wrap in waxed paper to keep the bars from drying out. 
Serving Size:
Makes 18 bars.
Seattle Tilth
Leika Suzumura