Chukar Chasing Energy Bar

Course Snack
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 12 bars
Author Danielle Prewett


  • 1 C. Steel Cut Oats
  • 2 C. Almonds
  • 1/2 C. Almond Meal*
  • 1/4 C. Chia Seeds
  • 1/2 C. Hemp Seeds*
  • 1 C. Dried Cherries
  • 1/2 C. Cocoa Nibs*
  • 3 Pinches of Salt
  • 1 C. Honey
  • 2 t. Vanilla
  • Parchment Paper
  • Candy Thermometer



  1. Line a 1/4 or 1/2 sheet tray with parchment paper.  If you want thick bars use the small tray and fill to top or use larger sheet pan and spread for thinner bars.  Pre-heat the oven to 250 degrees.
  2. Use a food processor, blender or chopper and pulse the almonds until you reach a coarse consistency.  Place in a large bowl and add the oats, almond meal, chia seeds, hemp or sunflower seeds, cocoa nibs and salt.  Use a knife and roughly chop the dried cherries and add to the bowl.  Mix well and set aside.
  3. In a small sauce pot heat the honey and vanilla over medium-low heat.  Insert a candy thermometer and watch the temperature as you gently boil.  Once you have reached exactly 250 degrees remove from heat and slowly pour in to the bowl with dry ingredients, stirring continuously.  Mix the liquids into the dry well using a spatula and then press into the parchment lined sheet tray.  Be patient with this step and press into all of the edges trying to level out into an even layer without any gaps.
  4. Bake for 20-30 minutes to set.  Remove and let cool to the touch, they will begin to harden at this point.  Lift the parchment off the sheet pan and onto a cutting board and slice into even rectangles.  Use a spatula to separate each bar and flip over onto another clean piece of parchment paper to let the bottom side, which might be sticky with honey, dry out.  Leave these sitting out to fully cool and dry for at least a couple hours or longer. Cut rectangular pieces of parchment paper out and layer a sheet in-between each bar to store inside of a ziplock bag.
  5. These bars should be shelf stable for well over a week or two.

Recipe Notes

* Substitute almond meal with peanut butter powder or take extra whole almonds and grind in food processor/blender until you reach a powder consistency.

*  Substitute hemp seeds with Sunflower Seeds/Pepitas

If you can’t find cocoa nibs or don’t want to use it you can substitute with mini chocolate chips  but beware a shorter shelf life and potentially a melting mess in hands.

17.83 g Fat
10.45 g Protein