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energy bar recipe | protein bar recipe | dry fruit energy bars | nut bar with detailed photo and video recipe. a healthy and sugar-free chikki or barfi recipe made with a mix of dry fruits. this is an ideal sugar-free dessert made which can be ideal snack after a workout, a fasting season like iftar or to just satisfy the hunger. this recipe is made with the combination of dry fruits and nuts which can be easily varied as per preference.
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energy bar recipe | protein bar recipe | dry fruit energy bars | nut bar with step by step photo and video recipe. indian cuisine is known for its wide range of sweets recipes which are prepared for different occasions. but lately, the cuisine has been influenced by other neighbouring countries cuisines resulting in a fusion recipe. one such hugely popular chikki or dry fruit and nut-based barfi recipe is energy bar recipe.

well many would have a confusion about this recipe and how it would provide the necessary energy as any meal. to answer that, i would take you back to the iftar meal. if you have noticed, the iftar meal is started with dry fruits and particularly with dates or khajur. the combination of dates and dry fruits provides the necessary nutrients and proteins which is required especially after the strict fasting. similarly, in this, i have used the same combination and used dates syrup to bind all the nuts and fruits. eventually shaping it to bar or also known as chikki. nevertheless, you do not have to serve these dry fruit energy bars after fasting. and can be served after the workout or perhaps to kids after their evening games.

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anyway, i would like to highlight some tips, suggestions and variations to this energy bar recipe. firstly, i there isn’t any hard and fast rule to use the specified combination of dry fruits. as a matter of fact, you can use any preferred choice of nuts but i would like to keep the dates in that combination. secondly, you can also shape these to laddu or to any desired shapes as per your preference. i have shaped like a bar, just to have the authenticity of a protien bar recipe. lastly, the sweetness from the dates is more than sufficient for this chikki recipe. having said that, if you have sweet tooth, you may add jaggery syrup or even brown sugar syrup for the desired sweetness level.

finally, i would like to highlight my other detailed indian sweets recipes collection with this post of energy bar recipe. it mainly includes recipes like kesar barfi, dates ladoo, dry fruits ladoo, coconut barfi, besan barfi, kaju barfi, badam burfi and pista badam burfi recipe. in addition, do visit my other detailed recipes collection like,

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4.55 from 11 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 14 pieces
AUTHOR: Hebbars Kitchen
Course: sweet
Cuisine: Indian
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup dates / khajoor, pitted
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1 cup cashew / kaju
  • 1 cup almonds / badam
  • ½ cup walnut / akhrot
  • ¼ cup pistachios
  • ¼ cup sesame seeds / til
  • ¼ cup pumpkin seeds
  • ½ cup dry coconut, grated
  • ½ cup honey
  • ½ tsp cardamom powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ cup rolled oats

Instructions

  • firstly, in a bowl soak 1 cup dates in 1 cup hot water for 2 hours.
  • blend to smooth paste without adding any water. keep aside.
  • in a kadai take 1 cup cashew, 1 cup almonds, ½ cup walnut, ¼ cup pistachios, ¼ cup sesame seeds and ¼ cup pumpkin seeds.
  • roast on low flame for 5 minutes or until the nuts turn crunchy.
  • further, add ½ cup dry coconut and continue to roast.
  • transfer the roasted nuts to a bowl and keep aside.
  • in a kadai take dates paste and saute on medium flame.
  • cook until the dates paste thickens.
  • further, add in roasted nuts, ½ cup honey, ½ tsp cardamom powder and ¼ tsp salt.
  • turn off the flame and mix well making sure everything is combined well.
  • further in a pan roast ½ cup rolled oats on medium flame until it turns aromatic.
  • blend to a fine powder.
  • add in oats powder to the dry fruit dates mixture.
  • combine well, keep mixing until the mixture thickens.
  • transfer the prepared mixture into a greased plate lined with baking paper.
  • set well forming a block.
  • allow setting for 1 hour in the refrigerator.
  • now unmould and cut into pieces.
  • finally, serve energy bar or store in an airtight container for a month in the refrigerator.
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how to make energy bar with step by step photo:

  1. firstly, in a bowl soak 1 cup dates in 1 cup hot water for 2 hours.
    energy bar recipe
  2. blend to smooth paste without adding any water. keep aside.
    energy bar recipe
  3. in a kadai take 1 cup cashew, 1 cup almonds, ½ cup walnut, ¼ cup pistachios, ¼ cup sesame seeds and ¼ cup pumpkin seeds.
    energy bar recipe
  4. roast on low flame for 5 minutes or until the nuts turn crunchy.
    energy bar recipe
  5. further, add ½ cup dry coconut and continue to roast.
    energy bar recipe
  6. transfer the roasted nuts to a bowl and keep aside.
    protein bar recipe
  7. in a kadai take dates paste and saute on medium flame.
    protein bar recipe
  8. cook until the dates paste thickens.
    protein bar recipe
  9. further, add in roasted nuts, ½ cup honey, ½ tsp cardamom powder and ¼ tsp salt.
    protein bar recipe
  10. turn off the flame and mix well making sure everything is combined well.
    protein bar recipe
  11. further in a pan roast ½ cup rolled oats on medium flame until it turns aromatic.
    protein bar recipe
  12. blend to a fine powder.
    dry fruit energy bar
  13. add in oats powder to the dry fruit dates mixture.
    dry fruit energy bar
  14. combine well, keep mixing until the mixture thickens.
    dry fruit energy bar
  15. transfer the prepared mixture into a greased plate lined with baking paper.
    dry fruit energy bar
  16. set well forming a block.
    dry fruit energy bar
  17. allow setting for 1 hour in the refrigerator.
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  18. now unmould and cut into pieces.
    nut bar
  19. finally, serve energy bar or store in an airtight container for a month in the refrigerator.
    energy bar recipe

notes:

  • firstly, add dry fruits of your choice to make nutritious.
  • also, adding oats powder helps the mixture to thicken and holds shape.
  • additionally, roast the dry fruits on low flame to prevent from burning.
  • finally, energy bar recipe can be cut to the desired shape.

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