No-Bake Tahini Energy Bars

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Tahini, oats, nuts, and berries join forces in a chewy, salty-sweet energy bar. These simple bars are made with wholesome ingredients and are naturally gluten free and vegan-friendly. No-Bake Tahini Energy Bars (gluten free, vegan-friendly) | dishingouthealth.comWeekly game plan: make a batch of these fruit-and-nut-packed energy bars. Reach for one any time snack cravings strike. Repeat as often as necessary.

Simple as that!

These nutrient-dense bars have become my favorite snack to prepare. They cover all the bases of my snack requirements: chewy, crunchy, salty, sweet, and nutritious. And they do a fine job of keeping me away from the damn m&m case at work every afternoon.No-Bake Tahini Energy Bars (gluten free, vegan-friendly) | dishingouthealth.comTahini (aka liquid gold) is made from toasted ground hulled sesame seeds. It’s smooth, nutty and rich, with a slightly bitter finish and an unctuous mouthfeel similar to almond butter.

It pairs beautifully with sticky-sweet dates and delightfully crunchy pistachios. A friend of mine that tried these bars actually compared their taste to boiled peanuts. Mind you, I live in Alabama now and boiled peanuts are a sacred entity. Compliment accepted!No-Bake Tahini Energy Bars (gluten free, vegan-friendly) | dishingouthealth.comCustomize these bars to your liking by subbing the pistachios and/or Goji berries for any nut or fruit you like! Pumpkin seeds, hazelnuts, dried cranberries, or cherries would also be lovely additions.

Whip up a batch in 10 minutes, freeze to harden, and store leftovers in the fridge so they’re ready at a moment’s notice. Whether it’s for a pre- or post-workout energy boost, breakfast on-the-go, or to satisfy that 3 o’clock snack craving, these bars are dynamite.No-Bake Tahini Energy Bars (gluten free, vegan-friendly) | dishingouthealth.comIf you make this recipe, be sure to tag #dishingouthealth so I can see your beautiful creations!

5 from 2 votes

No-Bake Tahini Energy Bars

Tahini, oats, nuts, and berries join forces in a chewy, salty-sweet energy bar. These simple bars are made with wholesome ingredients and are naturally gluten free and vegan-friendly.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 8 bars

Ingredients  

  • 1/3 cup tahini well-stirred
  • 3 Tbsp. honey sub for brown rice syrup or agave if making vegan
  • 2 Tbsp. coconut oil
  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • 5 pitted medjool dates finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup salted pistachios roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup Goji berries sub for dried cranberries, roughly chopped
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt
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Instructions 

  • Heat a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Add tahini, honey, and coconut oil. Stir well. Once melted, remove from heat and pour into a large bowl. Stir in remaining ingredients.
  • Press dough firmly into a loaf pan lined with parchment paper. Freeze for 45 minutes. Slice into 8 bars. Store leftovers in the refrigerator.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 212kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3.5g | Sodium: 88mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 17g

I calculate these values by hand to ensure accuracy, however expect up to a 10% variable depending on food brands.

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No-Bake Tahini Energy Bars (gluten free, vegan-friendly) | dishingouthealth.com

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8 Comments

  1. JoAnn says:

    curious, I am sensitive to oats, could I replace the oats with quinoa?

  2. Sarah S says:

    5 stars
    Made these for an old coworker turned friend… sent them to the other side of the country and heard back today that they are sooo good, even after their 3 days of land travel! Such a great base and easy to swap for what you have on hand. I used raisins instead of goji and almonds in place of the pistachios. I will definitely be gifting these again soon.

  3. Mareesa says:

    5 stars
    I doubled this recipe and used whole roasted almonds (instead of goji berries) and extra pistachios. I also added about 2 tbsp of natural peanut butter and coconut flakes. Sooo yummy!

  4. Teresa says:

    Is there a way to cut down on the carbs? I also like the substitution of the almond butter

  5. Hope says:

    Can I use almond butter instead of tahini?

    1. dishingouthealth says:

      Sure! I’m sure that would work just fine.

  6. Laura says:

    You are the tahini queen! I need t get me a giant jar of it and get baking!

    1. dishingouthealth says:

      Hehe thanks, lady!! I’ve been so hooked on it lately!