1.24.2013

SPD: CAKE BATTER ENERGY BARS


Hap hap happy fri-ursday! 
Fri-ursday = not quite yet friday, but still equally as awesome
because of Saw It. Pinned It. Did It that it feels almost like Friday.
You got me? ;)

If you're new around here-please join in on the fun with me and Steph!
It's as easy as 1, 2, 3: Find something that inspires you on Pinterest, pin it,
then make it your own and share with the world us.
Then, you can blog hop and spy on all the other amazing things everyone else made
and get even more inspiration that you never thought was possible.

Let's get into it.

My inspiration for my post today came from two words: cake batter
and then this picture first seen on Pinterest.....
(no-bake) Cake Batter Energy Bars! 
 via

They look ridiculously good, right?
And since they have cake batter in the name-it just makes them that much more awesome.
I'm down to make anything with those words in the name.

Well, I'm here to report that they ARE ridiculously good.
And guess what else? They are NO BAKES, too!

FYI-These bars can even be gluten free! 

Cake Batter Energy Bars
(source and inspiration from: here)

+1 cup rice crispies (brown or white, or certified gf) 
+packed 1/2 cup oat flour 
+1 tsp pure vanilla extract
+1/4 tsp salt
+3 tbsp roasted cashew butter
+5 tbsp agave (Honey will work, but is not for strict vegans.)
optional: a handful of sprinkles
optional: replace up to half of the oat flour with your favorite protein powder


Combine all dry ingredients and stir well.
In a separate (large) bowl, combine wet and stir to form a thin paste.
 (If your cashew butter is cold, warm it a little for easier mixing.)
 Pour dry into wet (not the other way around), and stir until evenly coated.
Line a baking dish or tupperware container with a large piece of wax paper and pour the mixture
 into the dish.
Fold the extra paper over the mixture and squish down as hard as you possibly can!
Use a heavy object to really press it down. (The mixture will fill a 7×5, or about 2/3 of an 8×8.)
Stick in the fridge or freezer to harden before cutting into bars.
Store in the fridge or freezer. Makes 6 bars.

*140 calories in one bar. 




What do you think? Will you give these a try?!
You're turn to show us what you got!

Here's some fun ways to share your project with us: Post it on instagram with the hastag: "#SPDlinkup"
 and also share it on twitter. If you tag me (@katiewkrysh), I will RT your post! :)

the fine print:
+Link up using the linky tool below.
+Link back to Steph and I's blogs in your post so other people can know about the link up!
+Include the button below by pasting the HTML into your post. Pwetty please?



24 comments :

  1. I've already pinned every other thing with cake batter in the name, but I will def. give these a try too!

    ReplyDelete
  2. I can't wait to give these a try, my husband has celiac disease so he HAS to eat gluten free, so I am pumped that it can be made with gluten-free flour!

    ReplyDelete
  3. OMG cake batter passed as an "energy bar"? SIGN ME THE FUCK UP. I love it. I'm literally going to make them and eat the entire thing and have ample energy to stalk your blog for some other baller ideas.

    -- dysfunctionaleverafter.com

    ReplyDelete
  4. Those look and sounds so yummy!!! I'm always looking for healthy recipes that will also keep my sweet tooth at bay. I'll be making these soon for sure!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Wow these look delicious! I have some peanut butter protein powder that would be perfect to mix into these! I will definitely try them!! Pinned it for later :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. yum! that does sound good to add!!

      Delete
  6. Katie that looks amazing!! Perfect for a pre or post workout fuel. Will have to try it out this weekend!

    ReplyDelete
  7. They look delicious, but kind of soft - how transportable are they? I'd love to be able to take one on the go.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. you can for sure take them on the go. they are soft if you have them left out of the fridge/freezer for a bit, but they harden when you put them in!

      Delete
  8. Very interesting...I can't even think of what these would taste like. Wanna package one up and send it my way?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. one coming right up! ;) they taste like cake batter but in a bar form!

      Delete
  9. sounds delicious! different...but delicious! :)

    ReplyDelete
  10. just linked up with you and Steph for the first time! I'm new to blogging world so would love any advice/feedback you can share :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. hey girl! Thank you for linking up..we're happy you joined us!! Link-ups are great to get your blog out there. First, I would add your email address to your Blogger account (through dashboard and settings) so we can reply directly to your comments so you don't think we're ignoring you! :) xo

      Katie

      Delete
    2. Thanks Katie! I just added my email (rachelataneventfullife@gmail.com) & followers button to the blog!

      Delete
  11. Those seriously look DELISHHHHH! Send some down to Cincy so I can sample ;)

    ReplyDelete
  12. These look amazing!!! Love anything with cake batter flavor!

    ReplyDelete
  13. I am def trying these this weekend! When I first saw them I was like oh these look so good, but I would never be able to eat bc I'm gluten free. But when I saw the actual ingredients were GF, I got so excited!! Thanks for sharing! I am always looking for GF dessert recipes :)

    ReplyDelete
  14. Yummm! Can't wait to try these :) you always have the best stuff!

    ReplyDelete
  15. I was sold before I ever read your post. Yes please to anything cake batter! Must make these asap!

    ReplyDelete
  16. I am totally doing this this weekend!! Yum yum yum!!

    ReplyDelete

Leave some love: