Recipe: Afternoon energy bars

Recipe: Afternoon energy bars

Image: Maya Visnyei/Recipe and Styling: Claire Stubbs/Styling: Ann Marie Favot


Recipe: Afternoon energy bars

Keep energized during the afternoon with this healthy mixture of brown rice cereal, rolled oats and almonds.



  • 2 cups crispy brown rice puffed cereal
  • 1 cup thick-cut rolled oats
  • 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup raw almonds
  • 1/2 cup raw hemp seeds
  • 1/2 cup goji berries
  • 1/4 cup toasted sesame seeds
  • 1/4 cup raw sunflower seeds
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup honey or maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup almond butter
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp cinnamon


1 Preheat the oven to 375°F.

2 In a large bowl, toss together the rice cereal, oats, shredded coconut, almonds, hemp seeds, goji berries, sesame, sunflower and chia seeds; set aside.

3 In a small saucepan over low heat, combine the honey, almond butter, coconut oil and cinnamon. Heat, stirring, until the honey and almond butter are melted.

4 Add the wet mixture to the dry ingredients and stir until well combined. Press the mixture into a 9" x 9" metal baking pan lined with parchment paper.

5 Bake for 15 to 18 minutes, until the mixture is just beginning to brown around the edges.

6 Remove from the oven and, when slightly cooled, carefully press the mixture down in the baking pan with a spatula to firmly bind the ingredients together.

7 Allow to cool completely before slicing into 18 bars with a serrated knife. Serve.

Prep and cook time: 45 minutes
Makes 18 bars


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Recipe: Afternoon energy bars