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10 nutritious energy bars for kids

In this post, the title, as you can tell, gives it away. You know what you are getting into. And you want to be here, courtesy your fussy who just will not take to healthy snacks because they are not tasty. Well, that is about to be a thing of the past as today we are going to share recipes of 10 really tasty, really healthy energy bars for kids that will quickly become their favourite.

Benefits of making your own energy bars for kids

There is no dearth of benefits to making your own energy bars. These are

  • The ingredients will be guaranteed clean, healthy, nutritious and free of preservatives
  • They will be more cost effective than purchasing bars from stores
  • They will provide your kids with the necessary nutrients in a delicious way
  • They are quick and convenient and can be carried as a healthy snack
  • Can be customised to suit your child’s taste preferences

Now let us deep dive into the actual recipes!

1 Easy granola bar

Made only of 6 ingredients in a no-bake fashion, you will love this.


  • 1 ½ cup toasted oats
  • 1 cup roasted almonds
  • ¼ cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup pitted and crushed dates
  • ¼ cup honey
  • Nuts your kids love


Add peanut butter and honey in a saucepan and heat the mixture on a low flame. Meanwhile mix the rest of the ingredients in a bowl. Once done, add the butter and honey to it and set this mixture on a baking tray. Freeze the mix for an hour and then take out and cut it into bars.

2 Hazelnut bar

Of the best energy bars on the list, the combination of hazelnut and dates will make your kids drool!


  • 2 cups hazelnut
  • 2 cups dates
  • 1 cup dried cherries
  • ¼ cup dried cherry kept aside
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp cinnamon powder
  • ½ cup oats
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • A pinch of rock salt


Toss all the ingredients in a blender and grind them, except for the 1/4th cup of cherries. Now add the rest of the cherries and grind on a low setting once more. Spread the mixture made on a lightly greased baking tray and freeze it for 3 hours. Serve cut into bars.

3 Peanut butter with jelly bar

This simple protein energy bar recipe is bound to be your go-to when you are short on ingredients and time!


  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • ¼ cup peanut butter
  • ½ cup jam, any flavour
  • 2 ½ tbsp flax seeds
  • ¼ cup dried fruits
  • ¼ cup honey

In a bowl, combine each of the ingredients listed above and mix them. Grease a baking tray and pour the mixture all over it. Freeze for a couple of hours, remove and cut into large pieces.

4 Chocolate peanut butter bar

Your kids are bound to call it the best energy bar they have ever had after they try it!


  • 1 ½ cup peanuts
  • 1 cup choco chips divided into two equal portions
  • 1 ½ cup pitted dates
  • ¼ tsp salt


Barring the chocolate, mix the rest of the ingredients and grind them in a food processor. Once it develops a coarse texture, add half the chocolate chips and grind again for no more than 20 seconds. Microwave the rest of the chocolate chips till they melt. Now spread the mixture on a greased baking tray and spread a layer of melted chocolate chips over. Freeze for 3 hours before serving.

5 Rice krispies protein bar

This protein energy bar is bound to be a hit in your home, whether it comes to kids or adults.


  • ½ cup rice krispies
  • 1 ½ cup oats
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • ½ cup honey
  • ½ cup child-safe protein powder
  • 3 tbsp dark chocolate chips
  • ½ tbsp coconut oil
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp sea salt


In a bowl, add the protein powder, rice krispies, sea salt and oats and mix well. Now add vanilla extract, honey and peanut butter. Spread this mixture over a greased baking tray. Now melt the chocolate chips in coconut oil on a low flame. Pour this mix over the mixture on your tray. Freeze in the refrigerator for a couple of hours and then serve.

6 Banana and oats bar

If there was a list of the best healthy energy bars, this recipe would definitely make it to the top because of its simple and nutritious ingredients!


  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 2 cups oats
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Nuts of your choice


Add all of the above ingredients into your grinder and grind them till the mixture acquires a coarse enough texture so that it is easy to bind. Evenly spread out this mixture on a greased baking tray and freeze it for up to 2 hours. Serve cut into shapes of your choice.     

7 Jaggery energy bar

Reminiscent of the chikki your grandma used to make this, this can be a great recipe for some winter-time snacking!


  • 1 cup chopped almonds
  • 1 cup chopped peanuts
  • 1 cup jaggery
  • 2 tbsp ghee
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds
  • 1 tsp carom seeds
  • A pinch of ginger powder


In a saucepan, add the ghee and let it melt. Next, lightly roast the almonds and peanuts in it. Now add the rest of the ingredients to the saucepan and stir well till lightly roasted. Put this mixture onto a greased baking tray. Let it sit for a couple of hours and then serve.

And there you have it! A list of the best healthy energy bars you can make at home for your kids in a jiffy! All of these are easy, delectable and simply delightful. Not to mention very nutritious and good for your kids. At EuroKids, we follow the same mantra of health and nutrition for our students, ensuring they get a wholesome environment to learn and study in. To know more, be sure to visit your nearest EuroKids centre.

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