Home Made Energy Bars

Rolled out , just before cutting

Rolled out , just before cutting

These bars are not cooked.  They are kept in the freezer until the day I need them.  I modified the original recipe from the March 2009 issue of Outside magazine.  These are just a bit cheaper than the commercial products,  have no additives, and taste really good.

1 and 1/2 pounds chopped dates

3  Tbsp. maple syrup

1 tsp. vanilla

2 tsp Grand Marnier

1/2 tsp sea salt

1/4 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp nutmeg

1/2 c dried cranberries, raisins

1/4 c chopped pecans, 1/4 c chopped walnuts

1/2 c home made granola

1.  Chop up dates, combine with maple syrup, vanilla, Grand Marnier, salt, spices. Stir in the rest.

2. Sandwiched between parchment paper, roll out mixture until uniform 1/2 inch thick.

3. Chill in freezer for 15 minutes, then cut into bars

About Tom Jamrog

I'm sixty-seven and live in the Maine woods. I thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail in 2007, the Pacific Crest Trail in 2010, Vermont's Long Trail in 2011, and the Continental Divide Trail in 2013 . I am outdoors every day. I offer guided backpacking trips and classes in Maine, through "Uncle Tom's Guided Adventures".
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One Response to Home Made Energy Bars

  1. Tasia says:

    Just dropping by.Btw, you website have great content!


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