Energy boost

Things are starting to warm up in Sydney, and as a result we are all starting to strip off the layers of clothing and show a little more flesh. Creating a healthy snack was the inspiration for this recipe. I got the idea for these energy bars from a post by the Kitchn – it looked so simple and tasty I had to give it a try.

You can purchase dry roasted unsalted almonds. If you have raw nuts, the only thing you need to turn the oven on for is if you want to roast your nuts, you could of course use them raw.

You could experiment with different combinations of your favourite dried fruits, nuts, seeds and spices to come up with your own flavour creations. You will however need some sticky dried fruits like dates or figs to help the ingredients bind together.

Dried fruits

What I was cooking this time last year: Prawn and Pumpkin Curry

Energy Bars


  • 1 cup dry roasted almonds
  • 130g dried cranberries
  • 250g dried figs


  • Add the almonds, cranberries and dried figs to the food processor bowl.

Almonds, figs, cranberries

  • Process until combined – the mixture will still have some texture.

Energy bar mixture

  • Transfer the mixture to a plastic lined tray and press out evenly.

Energy mix tray

  • Allow to chill in the fridge.
  • Slice into pieces and serve or store in an air-tight container. Enjoy.

What is your favourite healthy snack recipe? Has this post inspired any new ideas?


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