Thursday, March 6, 2008

Energy Bar- DIY or Custom Made


We bring to your attention 2 options for healthy energy bar type snacks and which one appeals to you most depends on whether you are a "do-it-yourselfer", who likes to be involved in the process of things and feel the sense of accomplishment afterwards, or the "I don't want to have what everyone else does, customize my purchases for me" person. For the "do-it-yourselfer", Women's Health magazine printed a great recipe from the company that makes Chunks of Energy snacks (http://www.danstarco.com/). We can say from experience that these are delicious and the healthy carob completely controls our chocolate cravings.


1 cup honey

1 cup peanut butter

1 cup carob powder

1 cup sesame seeds

1 cup sunflower seeds



  1. Heat honey until warm, then add peanut butter slowly, until just mixable.

  2. Stir in remaining ingredients and press into oiled 8-by-8-inch pan.

  3. Chill for 1 hour. Cut into 25 small squares. Keep in fridge for up to 1 month; freeze indefinitely.

As easy as that recipe is (the hardest part is finding carob powder, which we get at Wild Oats), if you'd rather have someone else do it, but to your specifications, check out http://www.youbars.com/ where you can build-a-bar from their lists of ingredient options. The minimum order is a box of 12 and that costs $40 which is a little pricey but you also get to name your bar. Wouldn't that be impressive to hand to your friend after your next mini-marathon training run?

3 comments:

Indy's Biggest Loser! said...

Thanks for this great recipe. I'll be posting it on my blog today or tomorrow @ Indy's Biggest Loser @ http://indysbiggestloser.blogspot.com/.

May I add you as a blog of note? :)

briandotbrian@gmail.com

WYA! said...

Absolutely feel free to add us as a blog of note. Congrats and continued success on your weight loss!! We are big advocates of yoga if you get bored with your current workouts.

Michael said...

I am the seller of Chunks of energy and was happy to share an energy bars recipe with Womens Health Magazine. You can also substitute various kinds of dried fruit, nuts, nut butter and seeds and even spices. If you want to buy most Natural Foods sell in bulk at 6.49 a pound(no packaging and 1/2 price of packaged bar). Feel free to email me to get more help with your recipes.