No bake peanut butter energy bars

These peanut butter energy bars are the perfect breakfast with a cup of coffee before a morning workout. When I make a batch, I cut them into small bars, so one is just enough to stop my tummy rumbling!

The recipe is quick and easy to whip up as part of your weekend meal prep, so you’ll always have healthy energy bars on hand.

Peanut butter and dates are such a great flavour combination. Oh and did I mention chocolate? Yep, these energy bars also have cacao powder!

Peanut butter energy bars mixture in a slice tin

This energy bar recipe is free from added sugars, with plenty of natural sweetness coming from the dates. Oats, almond meal and pumpkin seeds are the remaining ingredients that round out this healthy energy bar recipe.

I think the combination of chocolate, peanut butter, and dates is a flavour mix that’s hard to beat. You’ll have to try these bars for yourself and let me know if you agree.

For me, they’re the perfect breakfast before a workout. They’re also an ideal mid afternoon snack before an evening training session.

You can also check out my second favourite version of these bars: CHOCOLATE ENERGY BARS 

And don’t forget to try my delicious HEALTHY MUESLI BARS too

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Here’s the recipe


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Peanut butter energy bars

These no bake peanut butter energy bars are a perfect pre workout snack.
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American, Australian
Keyword energy bars
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 16 bars
Calories 257kcal


  • 2 cups almond meal
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 2 tbsp cacao powder
  • 3 tbsp natural peanut butter
  • 16 medjool dates (pitted)
  • 1 tbsp pumpkin seeds
  • 2 tbsp boiling water


  • Line a shallow slice tin with baking paper and set aside.
  • Blend all ingredients except the boiling water, in a food processor until well combined and the mixture starts to crumb. Make sure the dates are finely chopped.
  • Slowly add the boiling water until the mixture clumps together; you may need a little bit more than the 2 tablespoons, I find I do sometimes as I'm not overly precise with my measurements.
  • Pour the mixture into the slice tin and allow to harden in the freezer for 3-4 hours.
  • Remove from the freezer and cut into bars. 
    Store in an airtight container in the freezer.
Serving: 1bars | Calories: 257kcal | Carbohydrates: 43.8g | Protein: 5.5g | Fat: 8.2g
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