Recipe

Julie Morris Recipe spiced açai energy bars

These healthy energy bars are naturally sweet-and-spiced snacks on hand for whenever an energy boost is needed.

Though it’s doubtful they’ll last long in your household (hello, delicious!) these healthy energy bars keep well in the freezer for long-term storage.
Try doubling the batch and keep these naturally sweet-and-spiced snacks on hand for whenever an energy boost is needed.

Makes 8-10 bars

Ingredients

3/4 cup raw almonds
3/4 cup soft Medjool dates (about 11-12), pitted
1/4 cup dried Turkish apricots (unsulfered)
3 tablespoons acai powder
2 tablespoons raisins
1/2 teaspoon ginger powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
pinch sea salt

Method

In a food processor, add all the ingredients.
Process until a dough has formed (allowing some almonds to remain coarsely chopped for texture.
Place a sheet of saran wrap on a cutting board and spill the dough out on top.
Use your hands to press and form a 1-inch-thick rectangle. wrap and place in the freezer for 30 minutes to help solidify, then cut into 8-10 rectangles. Best served cold.

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