5 Easy Workout Bar Recipes

Raise the bar during your workout with help of one of these recipes.

Trail Mix Cookie Bars

There’s nothing like biting into a sweet, chewy bar for a quick burst of energy before or after a workout. The right pre- and post-workout snacks may be the key to seeing your best results in and out of the gym. Too bad those store-bought and vending machine options are pretty bleak (hello, added sugar and chemicals). The best way to know exactly what you’re biting into? Make them yourself! Below are five easy bar recipes that are portable and delectable.

1. No-Bake Workout Bars

Oats, peanut butter, and chia seeds come together to create the ultimate power-bar. The best part: no need for an oven. (Actually, the best part might be the mini chocolate-chips.)

2. Banana Coconut Energy Bars

Take your workout to the tropics with this bar that packs the flavors and nutrients of banana and coconut into one little chewy rectangle.

3. No-Bake Fruit Energy Bars

A homemade version of a Lara Bar, this recipe uses sweet, juicy dates as base and adds crunchy almonds, spicy cinnamon, and tangy apricots for a bar that has as much flavor as it has energy.

4. Superfood Protein Bars

As delicious as they are pretty, these bars won’t just give you a burst of energy, but a burst of flavor. The recipe mixes bright pomegranate seeds and semisweet chocolate on a wholesome quinoa base that may tempt you to skip the work out and snack on bars (not advised!).

5. Trail Mix Cookie Bars

These make the perfect snack, thanks to their combination of fruit and nuts. They’re also full of fiber, protein, and healthy fats.


You might also enjoy our Superfood Protein Bars or Quinoa Protein Bars.

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