High Energy Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars - Recipe

chocolate peanut butter bars

Nuts are great tasting and loaded with proteins, vitamins (vitamins E, B2, B3), minerals (magnesium, manganese, selenium, copper) and healthy oils. In addition, we’ll add sweeteners from dates (or raisins) and raw honey. Sugar is sugar (we know) but it’s much better off in its raw form than highly processed.

These bars are packed with energy and are good for after a workout or a physically demanding activity.

This is a simplified recipe adapted from against all grains


  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (not the artificial kind)
  • 4 tablespoons raw honey
  • 1/2 cup natural unsweetened peanut butter (or almond butter)
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 cups of assorted nuts (hazelnut, almond, walnut, brazilnut, cashewnut, macadamia) – just go nuts!
  • 5 dates (or 10 raisins)
  • 1 cup shredded coconut, unsweetened
  • 2 – 3 table spoons cocoa


  • Put all the assorted nuts into a food processor and pulse until you have a coarse texture, much like sand.
  • From here, just mix everything up in a large bowl until all ingredients are well incorporated.
  • You should have a gummy mixture. Pack it into a ball shape and place it on a grease-proof paper.
  • Pat it down and shape it into a rectangular block about ½ an inch high. Some good pressure is needed.
  • Fold the grease proof paper neatly over the block to cover it like you would a gift wrapping.
  • Keep in the freezer for about 3 hours. Remove the grease-proof paper and slice into long rectangular shapes
  • Store in the fridge in a zip-lock bag and eat after your workout or during a hike.

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