19 June, 2014
No-bake energy bites with Nutella (grain free)Comments : 50 Posted in : Desserts, snack on by : apsara Tags: dried fruit bar, gluten-free energy bar, Nutella bars
After I made Nutella, even if I was eating it out of the jar non-stop, I realized that the kids did not share my enthusiasm in consuming it. I had to make something with it, then!
There are many versions of Nutella truffles and pies out there. After much thought, I settled on trying something very simple, a no-bake bar for a quick snack. This is disappearing fast in my house and I will make another batch to take to Fiesta Friday #21, hosted by Angie @ The Novice Gardener.
Sharing this also at the Virtual Vegan Linky Potluck 8, hosted by Annie of An Unrefined Vegan.
I have used a combination of dried fig for sweet and cranberries for tart flavor. Sunflower seeds for crunch. Any dried fruit can be used, with other nuts as well, to make this versatile snack.
Energy bites with Nutella
Homemade Nutella– 1/2 cup
dried figs- 5
dried cranberries- 1/2 cup
roasted sunflower seeds- 1/2 cup
cacao nibs/dark chocolate bits- 2 tbsp.
cocoa powder + powdered sugar- 2 tbsp. (for dusting)
* Add roughly chopped bits of fig, cranberries in a food processor/blender, pulse.
* Add Nutella, sunflower seeds, chocolate bits and pulse again till combined.
* Transfer the chewy mixture to a loaf pan lined with parchment/wax paper. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
* Cut squares and coat with cocoa powder/powdered sugar mixture (optional).
* Store in the fridge.
50 thoughts on : No-bake energy bites with Nutella (grain free)
Wonderful Apsara! Just wonderful!
thank you, Lori! Can’t wait to see what you have got. I bet it’s a dessert, right? 😉
You know me well Apsara! 😉
I wanna grab one Apsara 🙂 The cranberries in the bar looks fantastic…
thanks, Malar. 🙂
Healthy bite:) I m sure kids wil love it
yes, they do. I’m happy!
Apsara, I think you will have to spend the whole day making many more batches of these wonderful bars, I’m sure they will be a big hit at the party!! They’re definitely my kind of food as you know 🙂 enjoy Fiesta Friday xx
thanks, Elaine. Yes, they are just like your goodness bars!
They are :))
That looks great!
thank you. 🙂
It looks perfect, Apsara 🙂
thank you, Linda. 🙂
Amazing tasty looking bars, my friend! Another must try, for sure! They look freaking delicious too! x
yes, Sophie. I’m glad you like it. 🙂
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Wow! Those energy bites look awesome, Apsara.
Thanks for bringing it to the FF party!
thank you, Anjana. Glad you like them. 🙂
Oh my! I am always looking for new energy bars! I love that these are no back and that they have Nutella, I am FOR SURE trying these. Thanks so much for sharing! Happy Fiesta Friday! 🙂
thank you, Kloe. Happy FF to you too!
Apsara, these looks amazing! And they have homemade Nutella! You are superwoman, lady 😀
No, Naina. Just a stay-at-home mom trying to keep her sanity. 🙂
Apsara, I think you nailed these energy bites. I can almost taste those tart cranberries and that homemade nutella. Fabulous!
thank you, Ngan.
cranberries, figs, nutella what a combo….just awesome….happy fiesta friday…
happy Fiesta Friday to you too. Have a great weekend!
You too Apsara
Oh definitely a weakness of mine… nutella and chocolate. What a sweet temptation! Beautiful!
thank you, Loretta. 🙂
These look so good! I wish I had a piece right now! Happy Fiesta Friday!
Apsara, I would have been eating that delicious homemade nutella out of the jar too! I’m impressed that you had the strength to take it and make something with it…and boy you made something so delicious!! I love the idea of mixing it with dried fruit and seeds, and making them into what I can imagine to be ooey and gooey crazy delicious bars! I’m totally trying this….Awesome post! <3
thank you, Prudy. 🙂
This sounds delicious and easy to make. I love the no-bake idea!
thanks, Liz. I like it too!
ooh this looks goooood x
thank you, Justine! xx
How could I go past this? it looks great and so healthy. Thank you for sharing the recipe (and the food to go with it!).
you’re welcome! I’m loving the nachos that you’ve brought…
Hi Apsara! I am back! 😉 Really excited to give this Quintet of Radiance Award to you!
Here’s the link:
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thank you. I visited your blog and find it very inspiring! The cookbooks look great too.
Love no bake bars. Delish and healthy.
Apsara, please add “notify me about the new posts via email” button on your post in comment box. I am loosing on your posts. This way, I can get your posts in my inbox.
thanks, Sonal. I have the widget ‘follow via email’ in the left top corner. I understand, even I lose out on posts even if I check my reader many times a day!
Love no bake energy bars and have been wanting to make them for sometime now! Gotta try these!
please do, they are super easy too!