2 ingredient energy bars

2 ingredient energy bars

2 ingredient energy bars

These delicious bars have just two ingredients and are perfect for school lunch boxes. There’s no baking, no nuts and they are sweet and healthy too!


serves: 12
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prep: 2:5

ingredients

  • 3 cups (600g) pitted dates
  • 3 cups (420g) oats + extra for coating

method

1

  • 1. Line a 17 x 27cm slice tin with baking paper and set aside. Place dates into a food processor and process until it has a jam-like consistency (you may need to add a touch of hot water if it is dry).

2

  • 2. Add oats one cup at a time until it’s all incorporated and the mix starts to pull away from the sides of the bowl. Press mixture into the tin.

3

  • 3. Sprinkle top with oats and freeze for 1-2 hours.

4

  • 4. Cut into fingers and roll in extra oats to coat. Wrap individual fingers in baking paper and store in an airtight container.

how to

How to make 2 ingredient energy bars


These delicious bars have just two ingredients and they are perfect for school lunch boxes. There is no baking, no nuts and they are…

notes

  • You can also roll these in sesame seeds if you prefer.
  • Some people like to soak their dates overnight but I think you can get the same result by adding some hot water to the mix when processing.
  • These bars also make delicious after school snacks when you need to give the kids something to last them through to dinner time.
  • These bars are great for packing into the lunch box. They are healthy, nut-free and will give kids a natural sugar lift. Also try 2 ingredient muesli bars which are just as easy to make.
  • Love a recipe with only two ingredients? So do we! Try making pizza dough and pancakes with just two ingredients, and spoil the kids by making fun 2 ingredient Nutella popsicles.  
  • If you love the fact that you don’t need to turn on your oven to make these, also check out this recipe for no-bake 2 ingredient coconut and date balls.  
  • These are so easy you could get your little chefs to make them. Also try whipping up 2 ingredient macaroons and naughty but oh-so-nice Tim Tam bark with the kids.
  • For other quirky 2 ingredient recipes, check out this recipe for amazing 2 ingredient ice cream and 2 ingredient Nutella mousse.
  • This recipe was created by Jennifer Cheung for Kidspot, Australia’s best recipe finder.