These Easy No-Bake Superfood Energy Bars are simple to make and are the best healthy snack for at home or on-the-go! A variety of nuts, seeds, and other superfoods are combined to make bars packed full of nutrients. (This recipe is Gluten-Free, Vegan, and can be made Paleo/Whole30!) 

If you love no-bake superfood snacks, then you’ll have to check out our No-Bake Turmeric Energy Balls or Grain-Free Granola Bars next!

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Enjoy these protein-packed Energy Bars for breakfast, a healthy anytime snack, or even dessert (the chocolate coating is irresistible!). The wholesome, nutrient-rich ingredients in these chewy, nutty bars make one delicious bite that satisfies hunger!

Close up of sliced piece of energy bar with chocolate coating, coconut shavings and pumpkin seeds on top.

Why You’ll Love This Superfood Energy Bars Recipe

  • Gluten-free and vegan! These bars can also be made Paleo/Whole30 with one simple swap, and they’re naturally dairy-free.
  • Easy and Adaptable! Super simple to put together, this recipe can also be made Nut-free, cut into squares or rolled into bite-sized balls according to your preferences. 
  • Full of the Best Superfoods! Even though bars already contain so many amazing nutrients, and you can also add/swap different superfood powders. Making them at home with whole food ingredients avoids the preservatives in store-bought protein bars. 
  • Amazing Texture! Nuts and seeds give this recipe incredible crunch while the binding ingredients make these bars so deliciously chewy! 
  • Naturally Sweetened! You will love the natural sweetness from the dates and maple syrup in this recipe! 
a bowl of ingredients to make no bake superfood bars shown are walnuts almonds coconut shredding maca powder camu camu chocolate hemps seends medjool dates maple syrup

Ingredients You’ll Need

  • Raw Walnuts and Almonds: Both are rich sources of omega-3s and antioxidants that help to improve heart health, gut health, and brain health.
  • Hemp seeds, Chia seeds, Flax seeds, and Pumpkin Seeds: Each offers its own variety of vitamins and minerals, and all contain fiber and fatty acids which can help with fertility, heart health, blood sugar levels, and more! Use organic seeds when possible.
  • Cacao Powder: Full of flavonoids, cacao powder can help lower blood pressure as well as improve blood flow to the heart and brain
  • Unsweetened Coconut Shavings: These are an ideal source of healthy fat with no cholesterol, plus fiber, copper, magnesium, and selenium. 
  • Medjool Dates: These candy-like dried fruits contain B Vitamins and lots of potassium and are said to fight fatigue. They give the bars a natural sweetness without the need to use cane sugar or brown sugar.
  • Maple Syrup: Not only is maple syrup high in antioxidants but it also offers nutrients such as riboflavin, magnesium, calcium, potassium, and zinc. 
  • Camu Camu Powder: This superfood is packed with Vitamin C and can help decrease inflammation. 
  • Maca Powder: A nutty, caramel-like flavored superfood, maca provides a natural source of energy, helps with balancing hormones, and can even improve your mood! 
  • Dark Chocolate Chips: Dark chocolate is proven to contribute to better sleep quality and increase immunity. It’s full of antioxidants and can fight disease and improve heart health. Choose a high-quality, low-sugar variety for an even healthier bar. 
  • Coconut Oil: An excellent source of MCTs, just a small amount of coconut oil can help reduce body fat, improve oral, skin, and hair health, and contains antioxidants. 
Close shot of chocolate energy bar topping with shredded coconut and pumpkin seeds

Benefits of These Homemade Energy Bars

  • This recipe is adaptable to your preferences, so tailor it to your preferences for optimal health benefits!
  • The bars are high in both protein and healthy fats to keep you satiated and provide lots of healthy energy.
  • Mood-boosting ingredients like maca and cacao also add tasty, candy-like flavor to these bars. 
  • Seeds and dates add lots of plant fiber to this recipe and balance it with protein and fat for optimal nutrition. 
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How To Make Superfood Bars

  1. Pulse dates and maple syrup. Use an S-blade food processor or high-powered blender. Start with the dates until they form a thick paste, then add the maple syrup to create the binder for the bars. Set aside in a small bowl.
  2. Blend The Nuts. Pulse to break up the nuts, leaving plenty of larger chunks for the best texture. 
  3. Add Additional Ingredients. Add the flax, hemp, and chia seeds to the nut mixture. Then, add the coconut shavings, maca, and camu camu powder and mix until just combined. 
  4. Combine and Freeze. Add the date and maple mixture into the dry ingredients mixture. Use a spatula to mix and press the ingredients together. Add to a parchment-lined pan, press evenly, and pop in the freezer for 1-4 hours. 
  5. Make the Chocolate Coating. Melt dark chocolate chips and coconut oil to create a smooth chocolate topping. Remove bars from the freezer and coat evenly with chocolate. Add more coconut and the pumpkin seeds, then place the pan back into the freezer for 30 minutes to set. 
  6. Slice and Enjoy! Once the chocolate sets, remove bars from freezer and slice into 10 bars or 9 squares. Enjoy cold or at room temperature! Store in an airtight container for a week in the fridge. 
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Tips To Nail The Recipe

  • Be sure not to over-process the nuts! You’ll want to keep larger chunks for the ideal texture.
  • Add as many superfood powders as you’d like! Try adding ashwagandha powder, chaga mushroom powder, collagen powder, or moringa powder to change up the recipe. 
  • Before freezing, roll the mixture into balls rather than pressing it into a pan. Coat with chocolate and toppings as the recipe suggests for a smaller, bite-sized snack!
  • Make these bars with your favorite protein powder or pea protein for the perfect homemade protein bar!
  • Use organic chia seeds, organic flaxseed, organic pumpkin seeds, and organic hemp seeds for the best nutritional benefits.

Recipe Variations and Customization

  • Nut Free? Change out nuts for rolled oats and more seeds!
  • Want a Whole30 Approved Bar? Swap the maple syrup for more coconut oil. You’ll still get natural sweetness from the coconut, dates, and chocolate!
  • Dried Fruit: Add superfood fruits such as dried organic goji berries, dried blueberries, or dried açaí berries.
  • Add a Nut Butter! Cashew, sunflower, almond, or peanut butter makes a great addition to this wholesome recipe. Add ½ cup and use less dates or use half date mixture and half nut butter. 
  • Make Protein Bars: Add extra protein by adding your favorite protein powder or pea protein.
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Are Homemade Energy Bars Healthy?

These bars are designed to be wholesome and healthy! Made with the best ingredients, each one adding incredible nutrients and flavor. You’ll love making your own customizable Energy Bars! 

Can This Recipe Be Made Low Sugar?

This recipe already contains little sugar, but if you want even less, omit the maple syrup and replace it with more coconut oil. Also, be sure to use sugar-free chocolate chips. 

Can I Store Homemade Energy Bars?

Yes! Store these energy bars for up to a week in the fridge or up to 3 months in your freezer. Just be sure to wrap in parchment paper and store in a ziplock bag or airtight container. 

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I Hope You Enjoy This Raw Superfood Energy Bars Recipe!

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Easy No-Bake Superfood Energy Bars

Enjoy these wholesome, nutrient-packed energy bars at home or on-the-go. With superfoods like flax, hemp, pumpkin, and chia seeds plus almonds, walnuts and coconut, and coated in dark chocolate, this recipe is a super healthy treat!
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Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American, Gluten-Free, Healthy Options
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Freeze: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings: 10 bars
Calories: 471kcal
Author: Capri Lilly


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  • 1 cup Almonds (raw or roasted)
  • 1 cup Chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup Raw pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 cup Cacao powder
  • 1/2 cup Unsweetened coconut shavings
  • 15 Medjool dates, pits removed (approximately 1.5 cups)
  • 1/4 cup Ground flaxseed
  • 1/4 cup Chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup Hemp seeds
  • 2 Tbsp Maple syrup
  • 1 Tbsp Camu camu powder
  • 2 Tbsp Maca powder
  • 1-2 Tbsp Water, or as needed just enough to hold mixture together

Chocolate Topping

  • 1/2 cup Dark chocolate chips
  • 1 Tbsp Coconut oil


Prepare The Date Mixture

  • Add the pitted dates to a food processor and blend until broken into a thick paste.
  • Add two tablespoons of maple syrup. Blend until thoroughly combined. Set aside.

Pulse the Nuts

  • Add nuts to to an S-blade food processor. Pulse a few times to break them up into smaller pieces. The texture should be crumbly with a few larger pieces. Do not overmix!
  • Add the flaxseeds, coconut shavings, hemp seeds, maca powder, camu camu powder, and chia seeds. Pulse until just combined.

Combine the Ingredients. Press and Place in Freezer to Firm

  • Add the date mixture to the nuts and seeds mixture and pulse to combine. The mixture should start to stick together. Use a spatula to press together. If the mixture is crumbly, add a tablespoon or two of water or a tablespoon of nut butter.
  • Line an 8" x 8" or 9" x 9" square pan with parchment paper, making sure to cover the bottom and all sides, plus a bit extra to fold over along the top. Pour the mixture into the pan, cover with parchment paper, and press the mixture down firmly with your hands. Make sure the mixture is spread evenly in the pan and packed down tightly. You can make the bars as thick or as thin as you'd like.
  • Place the pan in the freezer for at least one hour to firm. (2-4 hours is best)
  • Remove pan from freezer.

Melt the Chocolate

  • Mix dark chocolate chips with coconut oil in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave in 30-second intervals until the chocolate is fully melted, stirring in between intervals.
  • Pour melted chocolate onto the superfood bars, making sure to spread it evenly. Top with coconut and pumpkin seeds.
  • Place pan back into the freezer for 30 minutes, or until the chocolate has set.

Slice and Enjoy

  • Remove pan from freezer and lift the parchment paper to remove the energy bars.
  • Using a sharp knife, cut into 10 bars or 9 squares. Store in an airtight container for up to a week.
  • Enjoy!


  • Do not over mix the nuts in the food processor. You want the texture to still be chunky and have larger pieces of nuts in it. 
  • Swap maple syrup for more coconut oil to make this recipe Paleo. 
  • Add ashwaganda, chaga, or moringa powder in place of other powders or additionally to boost this recipe even more. 
  • Make mixture into balls before coating in chocolate for energy bites. 
  • Store in the freezer for up to three months and eat cold for a frozen treat. offers nutritional information for recipes contained on this site. This information is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. To obtain the most accurate representation of the nutritional information in any given recipe, you should calculate the nutritional information with the actual ingredients you used to make the recipe. For more information read our Nutritional Disclaimer.


Serving: 1bar | Calories: 471kcal | Carbohydrates: 30.7g | Protein: 15.5g | Fat: 35.4g | Saturated Fat: 6.4g | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 224mg | Fiber: 9.4g | Sugar: 15.6g | Calcium: 111mg | Iron: 5mg

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