Recipe: Easy Energy Bars

You burn a lot of calories when you’re active on the water — close to 400 kCal/hr for an average-sized male versus roughly 80 while at rest. I always have food packed away in my PFD so I can recharge my batteries on the water.

Commercial snack bars are rather expensive and are manufactured with a lot of preservative chemicals to extend their shelf life. These snack bars are delicious, fast and easy to make (no bake), and all natural. Depending on your choice of ingredients, you can make them 100% organic.


  • 1 cup instant oats
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 tbsp raw coconut oil
  • 3 tbsp chocolate chips
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 1/4 cup any combination of the following: mixed dried fruit; mixed nuts; shredded coconut; raisins
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Hint: save the wax paper and use it as fire starter for your camp fire


Mix the ingredients together and shape roughly into bars. Roll in some shredded coconut, flax seed meal, or chia seeds. Wrap in some wax paper for individual servings. Store in the fridge in advance of your trip.

Makes 10 Servings

Total nutrition per serving:

  • Calories (kCal) – 178
  • Fat (g) – 10
  • Carbohydrates (g) – 20
  • Protein (g) – 5


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