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The Ultimate Go-To Snack

Peanut-Butter-Chocolate-Chip Energy Bars

Makes 20 bars

1/2 tsp vegetable oil20 dates, pitted
1 cup quick-cooking rolled oats2 eggs
1 cup dry-roasted peanuts1 tsp salt
1/2 cup peanut butter1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup sunflower seeds1/2 cup chocolate chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Lightly grease a 9-inch-square baking pan with vegetable oil and line the bottom with parchment paper.
  2. Put the oats, peanuts, peanut butter, sunflower seeds and dates in a food processor and pulse until finely chopped.
  3. In a bowl, whisk the eggs together with the salt and vanilla. Add the mixture to the food processor and pulse until it becomes a coarse, chunky paste. Fold in the chocolate chips with a wooden spoon.
  4. Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking pan and spread evenly, gently pressing down to flatten. Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until firm and golden.
  5. Cool and cut into 20 bars. The bars can be stored in an airtight container for a week in the refrigerator and a month in the freezer.

Courtesy of http://pregnant.thebump.com/pregnancy/nutrition-exercise/articles/healthy-recipes-pregnancy.aspx?page=8