Apricot Energy Rounds

For a quick pre or post workout snack that provides a great protein source as well as provides energy, this is the recipe for you: apricot energy rounds!

Just about everyone loves energy bars. Quick, convenient and portable, a good vegan energy bar can serve as a meal replacement, pre or post workout treat, or a handy protein source. Eating snack-size protein bars can help reduce overeating between meals. Unfortunately, many store-bought bars are high in sugar or sodium, and some contain preservatives, animal products, or filler ingredients. For cheaper, healthier energy options, you’re really better off making your own!

While the recipe below for Apricot Energy Rounds is simple to make—and delightful to eat—we hope you’ll be inspired to make up your own no-bake energy bar recipe for bars, bites, or balls. Here are a few more thought-starters to get you on your way:

Give some extra “oomph” to your energy bars by incorporating a top quality protein powder, such as Sunwarrior into your recipes. Adjust your moisture by adding a few drops of water or additional dried fruits to the batter, so the mixture binds properly.

Add an extra punch of flavor with natural extracts. Think outside of the usual vanilla, and test-drive chocolate, coconut, rum, almond, butterscotch, or one of the dozens of other flavors available.

Spices can also ramp up the flavor of your energy snacks. Cinnamon is the one most often used, but you can also draw on ginger, cardamom, nutmeg, or a spice blend such as pumpkin pie spice or apple pie spice. Start with a half teaspoon, as some dried spices can be rather strong.

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