Three brown energy bars sprinkled with chopped pistachio nuts, desiccated coconut and freeze-dried raspberries against a green plate

Energy Bars (Vegan + GF)

These Energy Bars are perfectly sweet, fudgy and seriously satisfying! They require just 3 ingredients and are easily customisable!
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword energy bars, no-bake granola bar, vegan energy bars
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6 bars
Calories 324kcal
Author Rhian Williams


To decorate (optional):

  • Pistachio nuts , chopped
  • Desiccated coconut
  • Freeze-dried raspberries


  • Place all the ingredients in a food processor
  • Blend until combined but still retaining some texture – it needs to be sticky enough to be able to easily stick together. However, be careful not to over-blend, as the mixture will become very greasy as the oils will be released from the nuts
  • Transfer the mixture to a loaf tin lined with greaseproof baking paper (I used a one-pound loaf tin)
  • Smooth over the top

  • Decorate with chopped pistachios, desiccated coconut and freeze-dried raspberries, if desired
  • Place in the fridge for at least 30 minutes for it to firm up before cutting
  • Remove from the loaf tin and cut into bars - you should be able to cut into 6 bars
  • Keeps covered in the fridge for a good few days


For a nut-free version, use sunflower seeds instead of walnuts, and use tahini instead of almond butter.


Calories: 324kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 376mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 1mg