Inspired by an old post about whether people should eat Kind Bars (the answers is no, not really) I thought perhaps some people here have some hacks for Paleo-style energy bars for snacks and on the go meals. I am generally a meat and potatoes paleo with a jerky/nut/coffee type of on-the-run style, but perhaps there are some fun 'bar' recipes out there?
Mark's daily apple has a few recipes, I particulary liked this one: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/primal-energy-bar-redux/
One Jar of Almond butter (Blue diamond spreadable works best, other brands drain the oil)
Raisins (sparsly used)
1 cup of egg whites or 3 eggs.
2 Tablespoons of shredded coconut
Mix and Bake. It will seem like it won't mix originally but it will. Spread in glass cookware. Bake at 325ish about 10 minutes or so.
I make a quick fudge type snack out of coconut(milk,oil and flaked) and raw cocoa.You can add whatever nuts or dried fruits you want to it.Almonds and unsweetened natural banana chips are what I use when I'm feeling frisky
Two tablespoons each coconut oil,coconut milk 1/4 cup flaked unsweet coconut 1/4 cup cocoa heat cocoa and oil together,add very cold coconut milk. (Consistency should be that of a thick fudge..adjust your ingredients accordingly)Then mix in coconut flakes and your other add ins as desired.Put on wax paper and cool.It's a good quick bite to get you through the afternoon.
I just created some custom bars the other day at youbars.com; I haven't gotten them yet, but they are "guaranteed delicious!" They were pricey, so I probably won't get them often. I made a Pumpkin Spice one with dates (I requested they use half the regular amount), almond butter, pumpkin seeds, pecans, cinnamon, ginger, a little honey, and whey protein. If you're feeling lazy and have some extra cash laying around, it may be a good way to go! ;)
Here's a recipe for coconut bars from my blog- these could probably be baked to make them hold up a little better, but I just had em raw and stored them in the fridge: http://queen-of-the-stoneage.blogspot.com/2011/02/coconut-bars-hand-scrub-repost-from-old.html
but perhaps there are some fun 'bar' recipes out there?
At the risk of sounding like a mean old curmudgeon (truly, I don't mean it that way), I have had more misery generated by "fun" foods than any other single source of pain in my entire life.
2-3 tbsp raw sprouted sunflower seeds
2-3 tbsp raw sprouted pumpkin seeds
2-3 tbsp raw sprouted flax seeds
2-3 tbsp raw sprouted chia seeds
2-3 tbsp almond butter 2 tbsp coconut oil
6 dates (amount will vary on size and type of dates)
1-2 tsp raw honey (less if I want them as a snack, more if they're for bike rides)
put it all in a food processor and grind it up til its quite fine. It should be a bit moist. if its too dry add coconut oil, almond butter, or honey. Then put on wax paper on a plate and then cover with wax paper. knead it a bit and flatten with the back of a spatula or whatever. put in the fridge overnight and in the morning you can cut them into squares.
This is one of my favorite bars: http://www.paleotable.com/2011/10/sweet-potato-recovery-bar.html.