Easy to make and no baking required! These low carb, grain-free Chocolate Brownie Energy Bars rival anything you can buy at the store. Healthier too!
Back in my high carb days, I could have bought stock in Luna Bars. I ate them almost every day and, like many women, I thought I was doing myself a favour. I would purchase them by the box at Trader Joe’s and dole them out to myself, figuring I was getting great nutrition every time I consumed one. Nutrition made just for women, right? Perfectly formulated for me, with plenty of soy protein and fiber and…sugar. Oh man, if I only knew then what I know now. I was completely duped about energy bars and their nutritional value. As a great many people are these days. Easy, convenient and often very tasty, the energy bar market is quite a racket!
If only I had known back then how easy it could be to make your own energy bars. It didn’t even occur to me that I could, and now I think that the possibilities are almost endless. These no-bake brownie bars were so good and they took me a few short minutes to whip up. And they really did taste like brownies
It’s funny how my idea of what an energy bar should contain has changed. I don’t want soy protein anywhere near my bars and in fact, I don’t want too much protein at all (you can add more protein powder to yours…or none at all, if you prefer!). Mostly I am looking to get the “energy” part of the energy bar from good healthy fats. This time, I opted for some avocado oil I received from Primal Kitchen, the new product line of Mark Sisson of Primal Blueprint. I love avocado oil because it’s very neutral in flavour, unlike coconut oil, and it doesn’t need to be refrigerated, unlike butter. So it was ideal for bars I wanted to be able to take on the go.