Easy Pistachio, Cranberry, and Dark Chocolate Energy Bars Recipe

These pistachio, cranberry, and dark chocolate energy bars are the best quick breakfast you can have because they are healthy, easy to digest, and you can put them into a snack-size zip-top plastic bags and make them an ideal to-go snack!

Easy Pistachio, Cranberry, and Dark Chocolate Energy Bars Recipe


  • olive oil, for greasing
  • 100 g mixed seeds
  • 250 g rolled oats
  • 75 g shelled pistachios
  • 100 g dried cranberries
  • 50 g quality dark chocolate (72%)
  • 4 tablespoons smooth almond butter
  • 100 ml maple syrup
  • 150 ml spring water


  • Preheat the oven to 350ºF/ 180ºC/ Gas Mark 4. Then, grease and line a 20 x 20 x 8cm square cake tin.
  • Next, chop the pistachios and sprinkle over a baking sheet with the mixed oats and seeds, and roast for about 15-17 minutes, or until golden, turning occasionally.
  • In the meantime, roughly chop the chocolate and the dried cranberries.
  • Place the almond butter, maple syrup, cranberries, and water in a saucepan over a low heat. Heat for 10 minutes, mashing the cranberries with the back of the spoon until you get a sticky sauce.
  • Tip the pistachios, seeds, and oats into a large bowl and pour over the maple syrup mixture. Coat all in the sticky sauce and gently folding over the dark chocolate.
  • Place the mix into the cake tin, using a back of a spoon to press into an even layer.
  • Bake for about 15-20 minutes, or until golden. Cut into portions and serve.


Nutrition Information:

  • CALORIES 159;
  • FAT 5g (sat 1g, mono 3g, poly 1g);
  • PROTEIN 6g;
  • CARB 21g;
  • FIBER 2g;
  • SODIUM 73mg;
  • CALCIUM 14mg,
  • IRON 1mg