No-Bake Super Energy Dessert Bars

Elevate your snack time with these No-Bake Super Energy Dessert Bars, a powerhouse of nutrients and flavors, free from sugar, gluten, and the need to bake. This recipe combines a rich blend of nuts, seeds, and dried fruits, making it an ideal healthy treat for any time of the day. Let’s dive into creating this easy and nutritious snack!


  • 50g (1.7 oz) almonds
  • 50g (1.7 oz) walnuts
  • 50g (1.7 oz) hazelnuts
  • 80g (2.8 oz) salted peanuts
  • 30g (1 oz) pumpkin seeds
  • 30g (1 oz) sunflower seeds
  • 120g (4.2 ounces) dates, pitted
  • 100g (3.5 oz) dried apricots
  • 40g (1.4 oz) dried cranberries
  • 60g (2.1 ounces) raisins
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For the second dessert option (optional ingredients):

  • 1 tablespoon honey (optional, for added sweetness)
  • 80g (2.8 oz) rolled oats (ensure gluten-free if necessary)
  • 60g (2.1 oz) dark chocolate without sugar, melted for drizzling
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds


1. Prepare the Base Mixture:

  • Combine all nuts (almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts, and peanuts) and seeds (pumpkin and sunflower seeds) in a food processor. Pulse until coarsely chopped, providing a crunchy texture.
  • Add dates, dried apricots, cranberries, and raisins to the mixture in the food processor. Process until the mixture starts to stick together, forming a sticky dough.

2. Form the Bars:

  • Transfer the mixture to a lined baking tray or dish. Press down firmly to compact the mixture evenly. Use the back of a spoon or your hands to make the surface as smooth as possible.

For the second dessert option:

  • Mix in rolled oats and honey (if using) into the base mixture before pressing into the tray, to add texture and natural sweetness.
  • Drizzle melted dark chocolate over the top and sprinkle with sesame seeds for an added touch of indulgence and a boost of iron.

3. Chill and Set:

  • Refrigerate the tray for at least 1-2 hours, or until the mixture is firm and set.

4. Cut and Serve:

  • Remove the set mixture from the tray and cut it into bars or squares, according to your preference.
  • Store the bars in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week, or freeze for longer storage.

These No-Bake Super Energy Dessert Bars are not only a healthy and satisfying snack but also a perfect energy booster for pre-workout, mid-day slumps, or simply to satisfy a sweet craving without guilt. Enjoy the rich flavors and textures of this delightful treat!