Chocolate Energy Bars, Fuel for your Day!

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If you need energy for a workout or breakfast on the go -these are the perfect way to go. Our Chocolate Energy Bars are full of protein, whole grains, chocolate, and just a touch of cayenne creating a little taste of Heaven in every bite. Low in sugar, and high in energy!

I have been using energy bars a lot now because I have a weight goal. Just 18 months ago I was 205 lbs. and am only 5’4″. I did not like how I felt on the outside or on the inside. I spent my first 40 years on the planet overweight and out of shape. I woke up one day and said NO MORE! I never looked back. It has been a struggle but only at first. Once I found the one thing that got me results quickly, I stayed with it. For me, that was running. So today, I am 162 lbs. and need to lose 22 more.

Recently, I have added to my running and eating healthy routine.  My boss gave all of us a 90 day membership to Cross Fit. Really great guy, he heard us talking about getting personal trainers and wanted to do something really great for all of us.

So here I am trying to lose the last of this extra weight, and now I’m nearly doubling my workout. I feel more drained and need the extra fuel to get through it all. So I created my version of an energy bar. Sort of a granola bar meets no bake cookies, but with wholesome ingredients. I am an advocate for real-natural ingredients, so there is real butter, natural peanut butter, and honey in these. About the only thing that’s not natural in here are the chocolate chips.  Hey, I said natural ingredients are great, but I’m not perfect -girl’s gotta have her chocolate!

Chocolate Energy Bars


1/3 Cups Cocoa

1/2 Cup Butter

3 Tbs. Honey

1/4 Cup Brown sugar

1/3 Cup All Natural Peanut Butter

1. In a medium sized pot warm all of the above ingredients on the stove top until well melted. Not too hot, just until the brown sugar is dissolved. Set aside and let cool slightly. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Then I gathered the rest of the ingredients -this is so easy you won’t believe it:

1 1/2 Cups Granola (see our recipe!)

1 3/4 Cups Rolled Oats

1/2 Cup Whole Wheat Flour – fresh ground is best

2 Tbs Wheat Germ

3 Tbs Ground Flax

1/4 tsp Cayenne pepper (optional – but so good)

3/4 tsp Cinnamon

3/4 tsp salt

1 Cup Chocolate Chips

2 Eggs (beaten)

2. In a large mixing bowl, add all of the above dry ingredients (minus the eggs) and mix well.

3. To the wet cocoa mixture that has had time to cool a bit, add slowly, 2 beaten fresh eggs and mix well. Then pour all of this into the dry ingredients and mix until well incorporated. Spread into a 13″ x 9″ sprayed pan.

4. Bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees. Let cool slightly, cut into bars and separate on a cooling rack to cool fully. Wrap and store on the counter for 2-3 days or in the fridge is best. Will last for a week if you don’t eat them all first!

Makes: about 36, 1.5″ x 4″ bars.

Time: 30 minutes

Enjoy and be healthy!!

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  1. Good for you on deciding to get healthy, and good luck on those last few lbs. I may have to try and make these for my daughter who is a swimmer. She is ALWAYS in need of fuel! We’d love for you to share your recipe at our Tasty Tuesday linky party over at!

    • Yes, Holley, these bars would be great for any athlete needing some extra energy! We linked up with your party. Thanks for hosting :)

      • Thanks!

  2. these look awesome!! I am always looking for a good recipe for bars that my daughter can take for lunch…..

  3. Cayenne pepper? That’s super intriguing. Does it make them spicy? Or does it add something different?

    • Not spicy at all, just a brings out the flavors of everything else a bit more, and leaves you with, ‘wow that was good, wonder what’s in there?’

  4. Yum! I need to make these!

  5. Sounds yummy! Way to go on your weight loss too!

  6. These look great! I am wondering if I could pull off a vegan version…..

  7. This is a great recipe. D & I have embarked on a weightloss/getting healthy journey and this will be a great addition to the menu. Thanks so much for sharing on Tout It Tuesday!

  8. Congrats on your weight loss. We are embarking on our own journey and this will be a welcome chocolatey treat. Thanks so much for sharing on Tout It Tuesday!

  9. Oh what a treat (pun totally intended) to find your blog. I’ll be back often. Thanks so much for sharing at our Pin’inspiration Party. Good luck with the rest of your weightloss journey. One step at a time.

  10. Great idea! Love that you can make these at home! Please link up to Foodie Friday

  11. Oh Yum! I bet these are delicious can’t wait to try this recipe out, I will be pinning it so I dont forget to make it! :) Thanks for sharing at Sunday Round UP!

  12. Congratulations on the weight lose! I think these bars would be great for my Hubby to take to work with him. Stopping by from the Mingle Monday.

  13. Hi,

    I’ve started My Sweet Party, where I every month host a party with a theme (MAY theme is CHOCOLATE). The party is ongoing the entire duration of the month and then I will choose my top three favourites and feture those blogs. I would LOVE you to join My Sweet Party!


  14. Well done and they look so tasty too

  15. I tried for years to lose weight…This recipe sounds good, but it desperately needs more protein for this many calories….add some nuts or lose some of the chocolate chips.
    I just lost over 45 lbs. by eating more protein, several times a day…along with exercise. Start looking at how many grams of protein you get per calorie…
    It really works. Just cut the carbs, sugar, fat…increase the protein and fiber…you’ll lose that last amount! Promise.

  16. These sound great! and I like the idea of the added cayenne for a bit of a kick!

  17. Seriously, that looks too good to not try! Thank you for linking it up at our link party: As always, I love your ideas, and look forward what you’ll bring us this week, as a brand new party will open today!

  18. How great is this. I will be sharing this post on my blog! Thanks again for these yummy recipes:)

    • Thanks Pene!

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