Cinnamon Orange Energy Bars with Orange White Cacao Frosting

by Susan on April 30, 2013

Energy Bars

Raw Energy Bars

Raw Energy Bars

I am alway amazed at the difference in people’s body types, and their ability to burn or store their calories. I store, my sweetie burns. Maybe it is because he runs (fast) over 16 miles a week and throws in 3 weight workouts on top of it. But even if he didn’t, I can guarantee that if we ate the same amount, I would put on weight and he would maintain.

Part of that is the difference between men and woman but part is just simply biological. I am what is referred to in the horse world as “an easy keeper” meaning I don’t need many calories to sustain my weight.

When we are both eating high raw, my guy will start to drop weight. I have to work to get enough calories on his plate. And being vegan, when eating out for business lunches, if he is at a restaurant that doesn’t have vegan options, he ends up with a salad that just isn’t enough. 

Yesterday, I decided that it was time to make him some super healthy energy bars because I can’t bare to have him eat any that have processed ingredients. I whipped up some almond butter, and got to work on making a delicious, protein-filled, calorie packed bar. Nuts, seeds, raw oats, and some lovely orange and cinnamon to top it off, these bars are full of nutritional powerhouse stars!

You can eat them as is or frost them with the lovely orange white chocolate glaze. I love them with the topping! There are quite a few ingredients but believe me, these go together very quickly! Pretty much dump and stir.

Each bar (unfrosted) has approximately 184 calories, with 6 grams of protein, 17 grams of carbs and 11 grams of fat. Low fat they are not, high energy, they are! Eliminating the coconut oil will reduce the fat by about 2 grams per serving. 

Equipment needed:

  • Food processor or high-speed blender

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Donna February 12, 2014 at 3:49 pm

I made them but they did not harden. Any idea what I did wrong? They are yummy regardless.

Susan February 19, 2014 at 12:06 pm

I always keep pre-soaked, dehydrated nuts in the pantry to use in recipes that call for dry nuts. If there aren’t soaking instructions, the nuts are to be used dry. It’s up to you if you want to pre-soak and dehydrate.

As for the agave-stevia question, I don’t have a good answer. I am not a fan of stevia so don’t use it. I just limit my consumption of agave or maple syrup.

Cherie Thinn February 22, 2014 at 1:21 pm

Can u make them and sell them to me

Cherie Thinn February 22, 2014 at 1:22 pm

Can make them and sell them to me

Cherie Thinn February 22, 2014 at 1:23 pm

Can u make them and sell them??

Tammy February 25, 2014 at 12:56 pm

Do you think you can use quinoa flakes instead of raw oat flakes?

Susan March 1, 2014 at 10:21 am

Quinoa flakes are much more delicate than oats. You can probably do it but will have to adjust other ingredients. Cheers!

Susan March 1, 2014 at 10:27 am

Hi, Cherie, I’m sorry but I don’t offer that service. Cheers!

Donna March 19, 2014 at 9:44 am

any suggestions re mine being too soft?

Susan March 19, 2014 at 10:48 am

Donna, did you dry them overnight? And also, if your oven was completely closed, sometimes air can’t get in. Cheers!

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