Dry fruits Energy Bar recipe | Protein bar recipe

Dry fruits Energy Bar recipe | Protein bar recipe

 

Dry fruits Energy Bar recipe | Protein bar recipe | Nut bar recipe | How to make dry fruits energy bar recipe | Recipe of protein bar with step by step instructions

 

 

Dry fruits Energy Bar recipe | Protein bar recipe

A quick and easy recipe for homemade dry fruits energy bar | Protein bar recipe is made with dates, mix dry fruits, seeds and nuts.

These bars hit all the right notes with visible nuts, seeds and just a touch of mild sweetness, plus looks attractive too.

This energy bar can be an ideal snack post your workout sessions or you can serve it as a quick snack to your kids post their sports activities.

 

Liberty to choose your ingredients for making Dry fruits Energy Bar recipe | Protein bar recipe

Homemade energy bars taste way better as you get to choose the ingredients, and they are super easy to make.

This turned out non sticky and no crumble as got the right ratio of 1:3, where 1 is the dates content and 3 for the nuts and other dry mix. In addition to that this recipe is made without using any oil, ghee, sugar and jaggery.

 

Readymade V/S Homemade

I assure you’ll never buy packaged protein bars again! This is thick, chewy and satisfying snack bar, an answer to your hunger pangs or those small sugar cravings.

You may try these Homemade fruit & nut chocolate bar and Chocolate marshmallow bar for your family or can gift these to your loved ones for any occasion as I believe chocolate makes everyone happy.

 

Makeover of our humble chikki

Over the years Indian culture which is known for its vast range of Indian mithai recipes has evolved.

With the influence of neighbouring countries cuisines resulting in fusion recipes, our humble Chikki/patti got makeover, to be known as Dry fruits energy Bar recipe | Protein bar recipe.

 

Dry fruits Energy Bar recipe | Protein bar recipe

 

Variations

There isn’t any hard and fast rule to use the specified combination of dry fruits. You can use any choice of nuts. Add or omit as per your preference.

You can shape these into laddu also. I have shaped these like a bar, to have authentic protein bar look.

Lastly, I would like to talk about my other indian sweets recipes collection along with this Dry fruits Energy Bar recipe | Protein bar recipe.

It includes Easy kalakand Recipe, No fail Karachi halwa recipe, Boondi Ladoo, Sweet potato/Shakrkand ke gulab jamun, Coconut peda and Mango ladoo.

 

Step by step instructions and pictorial presentation to make  recipe

Deseed, clean and wash dates in a bowl. Soak it for few minutes so that impurities can be removed easily. Drain and rinse and place it in a bowl. Keep it aside for later use.

In a pan take cashew, almonds,  walnut and pistachios. Dry roast them on low flame until the nuts turn crunchy. Remove and keep it aside to cool in a bowl. Grind it to a coarse powder.

Next dry roast all the seeds one by one. Take it out and keep aside.

 

Dry roast oats – muesli – cornflakes mix on low flame for few minutes. Remove and keep aside.

 

 

Further add dessicated coconut and dry roast. Transfer this to a bowl and keep aside.

In the same pan take dates and saute on medium flame. Cook until the dates softened.

To this add all previously roasted ingredients. Add salt, dried cranberries, honey and mix well making sure everything is combined well.

Prepare the tin by laying parchment paper at the bottom. Or you can grease the tin by brushing some butter.

 

Transfer the prepared mixture into a greased tin. Flatten it with the help of back of steel plate/bowl as shown in the picture.

Sprinkle some pumpkin seeds and cranberries and press them slightly.

Keep it in the refrigerator to set for atleast 2 hours.

Cut them in square or rectangle shape. Serve immediately or store in an air tight container in the refrigerator for upto 2 weeks.

 

Recipe Notes

Any dried fruits or nuts of your choice can be used, just keep the final measurements ratio same as mentioned.

Make sure to place a parchment paper at the bottom of the tray or grease the tray with butter, else the protein bar will stick to it.

Always dry roast the oats and nuts for better taste, crunch and flavor.

Dry roasting of ingredients increase the shelf life of protein bar.

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Dry fruits energy bar | Protein bar recipe

A quick and easy recipe for homemade dry fruits energy bar | Protein bar recipe is made with dates, mix dry fruits and nuts. This recipe is sugar free, and an ideal snack post your workout sessions or can serve it as a quick snack to your kids.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Sweets
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Dry fruits energy bar, Energy bar, post workout snack, Protein bar
Servings: 9 Square bars

Ingredients

  • Dates / khajoor pitted 1 cup
  • Oats, muesli, cornflakes mix 1/4 cup
  • Almonds / badam 1/4 cup
  • Pistachios/pista 1/4 cup
  • Cashew/kaju 1/4 cup
  • Walnut / Akhrot 1/4 cup
  • Muskmelon Seeds 1/4 cup
  • Watermelon Seeds 1/4 cup
  • Pumpkin seeds 1/4 cup
  • Sunflower seeds 1/4 cup
  • Dry cranberries 1/8 cup
  • Raisin - 1/8 cup
  • Dry dessicated coconut 1/2 cup
  • Honey 1/2 cup
  • Salt 1/4 tsp

Instructions

  • Deseed, clean and wash dates in a bowl.
  • Soak it for few minutes so that impurities can be removed easily.
  • Drain and rinse and place it in a bowl. Keep it aside for later use.
  • In a pan take cashew, almonds,  walnut and pistachios.
  • Dry roast them on low flame until the nuts turn crunchy.
  • Remove and keep it aside to cool in a bowl. Grind it to a coarse powder.
  • Next dry roast all the seeds one by one. Take it out and keep aside.
  • Dry roast oats - muesli - cornflakes mix on low flame for few minutes.
  • Remove and keep aside.
  • Further add dessicated coconut and dry roast. Transfer this to a bowl and keep aside.
  • In the same pan take dates and saute on medium flame. Cook until the dates softened.
  • To this add all previously roasted ingredients.
  • Add salt, dried cranberries, honey and mix well making sure everything is combined well.
  • Prepare the tin by laying parchment paper at the bottom.
  • Or you can grease the tin by brushing some butter.
  • Transfer the prepared mixture into a greased tin.
  • Flatten it with the help of back of steel plate/bowl as shown in the picture.
  • Sprinkle some pumpkin seeds and cranberries and press them slightly.
  • Keep it in the refrigerator to set for atleast 2 hours.
  • Cut them in square or rectangle shape. Serve immediately or store in an air tight container in the refrigerator for upto 2 weeks

Notes

1. Any dried fruits or nuts of your choice can be used, just keep the final measurements ratio same as mentioned.
2. Make sure to place a parchment paper at the bottom of the tray or grease the tray with butter, else the protein bar will stick to it.
3. Always dry roast the oats and nuts for better taste, crunch and flavor.
4. Dry roasting of ingredients increase the shelf life of protein bar.

 

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This Post Has 26 Comments

  1. Bhawna Maharshi

    5 stars
    Superb Recipe

  2. hem lata srivastava

    Quick, easy and healthy dry fruits energy bar looks so delicious. Adding seeds it makes more healthier and tasty.

    1. Lata Lala

      Glad to know that you liked the recipe Hemlata. Thank you.

    2. Priti

      5 stars
      Hi..what can be used in place of honey..we don’t eat honey..Thanks

      1. Lata Lala

        Hi Priti. You can substitute honey with maple syrup, sugar, jaggery or coconut sugar in equal portion of honey.
        Thank you for writing in.

  3. 5 stars
    Just a perusal of list of ingredients is enough to water your mouth. Such a rich list with easy process to follow. Surely a recipe worth trying.

  4. Lathiya

    5 stars
    Wow, this energy bar looks and sounds amazing. This is a perfect snack after school or grab and go breakfast.

    1. Lata Lala

      True Lathiya energy bars are such a blessing. Thanks for stopping by.

  5. Malini

    5 stars
    Great energy bars and it looks so perfect. It is so filling and healthy as well. Nowadays, I have been craving for nuts and seeds. I simply take it, this would be a good choice for me. Make it once and ready to go whenever we go hungry. Perfect for all ages. Love it.

    1. Lata Lala

      True that Malini. Glad to know that you liked it.
      Thanks.

  6. Usha Rao

    5 stars
    This is one nutritious bar and homemade is always better than the store bought ones. You know what is going in can always customize it to our palate.

    1. Lata Lala

      Absolutely right Usha. Homemade bars are any day better than store bought ones.
      Thanks dear.

  7. Sandhya Ramakrishnan

    5 stars
    I love making different combinations with energy bar and love the homemade version better that the store bought ones. We can make with different ingredients for different flavor and also control the amount of sugar. Love this recipe!

    1. Lata Lala

      You are right Sandhya. Homemade can be customised to suit to your taste.
      Thank you for stopping by.

  8. Mayuri Patel

    5 stars
    Dry Fruit Energy Bars without refined sugar look so delish. Love making energy bars at home as one deicide what ingredients to add to them. Like the suggestion of adding cornflakes which probably adds a crunch to the bars.

    1. Lata Lala

      Indeed cornflakes add wonderful crunch to these bars Mayuri. Thank you.

  9. Uma Srinivas

    5 stars
    A homemade energy bar is always a winner. This looks healthy and easy! The addition of dates will help to bring the sweetness and no need to add sugar 🙂

  10. Padma Veeranki

    5 stars
    This healthy energy bar looks super tempting…Perfect snack for a quick sweet craving…Loved the addition of corn flakes which also makes it crunchy…awesome share!!

  11. One of our favourites at home, always make with a rotation of few ingredients here and there! Such a delicious and nutritious bars.

  12. Sapana

    5 stars
    Those energy bars looks so delicious and the fact they are loaded with so many healthy ingredients makes them more interesting. Love the addition of cranberries.

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