RECIPE: Easy No-Bake Energy Bars

06 February 2016

A great after school treat for the kids, these no bake energy bars are packed full of healthy fats, oats, nuts and ohh so good for you cacao. And the best thing? They're so SIMPLE to make!


  • 1 cup natural peanut butter (no added sugar) or can substitute almond butter or ABC Paste
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 tbs cacao


1. Melt the peanut butter, honey and coconut oil over a medium to low heat in a saucepan on the stove.

2. Once melted remove from heat and add the oats, shredded coconut, nuts and cacao. 

3. Stir together until well combined. 

4. Pour into a greased slice tin and cool in the fridge or freezer. 

5. When hardened cut into bars. 

6. Store in the fridge or freezer.


What's your go-to afternoon snack for your little one?

Looking for more simple yet nutritious recipes? Check out our sweet potato chocolate cake, yummy lunchbox pizza muffins, home-made chicken nuggets or our easy freezable choc chip slice!

Written by

Nikki McDonald

Nikki is a Nutritionist at Nourish Nutritional Management and has a Bachelor of Health Science in Nutritional Medicine as well as a Masters in Public Health Nutrition. Nikki is passionate about children’s health and nutrition, and has a special interest in coeliac’s disease, diabetes, allergies and food and behaviour.

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  • Guest - Jenny Cavanough
    These look and sound delicious. Thanks Nikki
  • We can vouch for them - they are Jenny! Nikki is a wonder!
  • Guest - Nikky
    Made these and my little kids and I liked. I would make again only I’d use a large tray as my tray was small and they were very thick and I had to cup very small. I’d rather try for a thin bar next time

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