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DIY Energy Bars

DIY Energy Bars Captioned

What makes these so energizing? AND healthy?

Is it the all-natural protein packed peanut butter? Or the endocrine and hormone balancing maca powder? Or the delicious and naturally sweet dates?

My guess – it’s a combination of all three that make these both energizing and delicious.

Dates are naturally sweet and contain nutrients, which make them a fantastic substitute for white sugar. All natural peanut butter is just that – peanuts being the only ingredient. No added sugar or oils. Just delicious peanutty protein. Maca Powder is a powder from the maca root. Maca is good for the endocrine system and hormonal system – it’s said to be energizing for you AND your libido 😉

Energizing Bars

4 brown rice cakes (pulverized) or the equivalent in brown rice puffs/cereal

1-2 cups peanut butter

2 tbsp maca powder

10 dates, pitted and chopped

½ cup dark chocolate or cacao powder

1-2 tsp pure vanilla extract

Water or almond milk to thin

Add dates, vanilla, and chocolate powder to a blender. Blend until smooth, but not liquidy, adding water or (almond) milk as needed to thin.  You want it to be a spreadable paste consistency. FYI – you can also use the leftover chocolate goop from inside the nut milk bag used to make chocolate almond milk.

In a large mixing bowl, mix together rice puffs, maca, and peanut butter. It gets sticky, so you may need to use your hands. Spread evenly into a lined or greased bread pan. Spread the chocolate-date icing on top.  Place in the freezer for 1 hour to set, then store in the refrigerator (to prevent melting).

It’s easy, no baking involved, and a healthy, delicious treat!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Peace and love,


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  • Pure GCE REview
    April 29, 2013 at 8:07 pm

    Hi, just wanted to mention, I loved this post. It was funny.
    Keep on posting!

  • Willow
    April 28, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    This looks delicious! If I want to try this but I don’t have Maca is there something that I could substitute for it? Can I just leave it out? I’ve never tried Maca. Also how many cups of rice cereal is equivalent to 4 brown rice cakes?

    • thehouseofhealthy
      April 28, 2013 at 10:39 pm

      Thanks! I would say maybe 2 cups would be sufficient. You can always test it out – if it seems too sticky and wet, you can add more. Or if it seems to dry and the peanut butter won’t cover, add a little more wet ingredients. And no problem with the maca powder – you can always leave it out! Or mabe add some cocoa for extra chocolate flavor!