Skopek Energy Bars

Skopek Energy Bars

It’s amazing what these simple ingredients can accomplish! The coconut boosts your metabolism, the nuts provide muscle support, and the dried fruit is loaded with healthy fiber. Together, they create a sweet treat that will keep you full and energized. Keep a couple in your bag to help curb cravings and sustain energy when you’re on the go. Recipe courtesy of Dr. Skopek’s Family!


  • 2 cup Dates, pitted and chopped
  • 1 cup Cashews
  • 1 cup Almonds
  • ½ cup Dried, Unsweetened Coconut
  • ½ cup Dried Cherries
  • 2 tbsp Softened Coconut Oil
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • Generous pinch of Sea salt
  • 1 tsp Cacao Powder


  1. Using a food processor with a metal blade.
  2. Add almonds and cashews to the processor and pulse until they are uniformly finely chopped.
  3. Then add the dates, cherries, coconut, coconut oil, vanilla extract, almond extract, cocoa powder and sea salt and process until a thick paste forms and clumps together in the work bowl.
  4. (The time will vary depending on the strength of your food processor. You may need to frequently stir the ingredients and process for a longer duration for a stickier, more consistent texture).
  5. Line an 8×8 pan with a large sheet of parchment paper so it hangs over the edge on one side.
  6. Transfer the mixture to the paper-lined pan, and using your hands, press evenly into the bottom of the pan.
  7. Fold the excess parchment over the bars to cover them and continue to very firmly press the bars down with a flat hand or heavy object until smooth.
  8. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before cutting.
  9. Using the edges of parchment to remove the bars from the pan to a cutting board. Cut into desired size and store in the refrigerator in an airtight container.

Credit: Barre3

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