Peanut butter and cranberry energy bars

Packed with naturally-occurring sugars, these peanut butter and cranberry energy bars are a great wholefood alternative to gels while running. They're also perfect for a post-run snack to boost your protein and B vitamin intake.


Ingredients

200g dates, pitted

100g dried cranberries

4 tbsp Hi-PRO peanut butter (smooth or crunchy)

75g whole, unblanched almonds

25g oats


1. Soak the dates in 150ml warm water for 15 minutes, then drain.

2. Place all the ingredients in a food processor and blend until combined.

3. Spoon the mixture into a lined square baking tray and press down firmly

4. Place in the fridge or freezer for an hour to set then cut into eight bars.

5. Store in the fridge.


Nutrition per 60g serving: 251 calories, 33.3g carbohydrate (28.7g of which sugars), 4.6g fibre, 6.8g protein, 10g fat (1.1g of which saturates)


Recipe courtesy of Hi-PRO Peanut Butter.