Coconut Mocha Energy Bars + {First!} Half-Marathon Recap

I’m so so so happy, guys. And exhausted. But so so glad anyways.

The marathon went much better than I expected, because I must admit that I was a bit nervous before it started. I’d never run those many kilometres neither had I run a proper race with, you know, more runners. But it went awesome, and I got to cross the finish line in 2:04:40, which might not seem a great time for you guys if you’re used to run often, but I feel so so proud of myself right now! I can’t believe I’ve got to finish my first half-marathon!

 


 

I really thought it was going to be much worse because:

a) My legs were super super sore due to an injury caused by a swim (did you guys know that you can actually hurt yourself under the water? Because I had no idea!). It wasn’t a proper injury, actually. Because if it had been something serious, I wouldn’t have dared to run, I’m very conscious about sport injuries, which is something I unfortunaly had to learn the hard-way :(( Anyway, it wasn’t something really serious, but I think it affected my performance.

b) I didn’t sleep at all the night before. Pre-race imsomnia. Do I need to tell you more? (For the record, I don’t usually sleep well… because pretty much everything from eams to races makes me nervous *sighs*). I fell asleep in the car on our way back home though haha.

c) My trainers broke down a couple of days ago so I had to buy myself a new pair. *GASP* Yeah, I broke the “nothing new on race day” rule, but luckily it worked f0r me and my new trainers, although otrageous, did their job.

 

 

But in the end it all went fine. I was first in my category (female junior) so I got a prize. A bottle of extra-vigin olive oil. Duh, clearly, these guys know about my obsession with olive oil toasts. Hey guess what’s for breakfast tomorrow 😉

My half-marathon playlist did an awesome job as well, because it made me want to run faster and dance and stuff. Specially dance. Yo guys never put “Ready to go” by Panic! at the Disco on your playlists because it’ll make you want to dance and not run. I felt like dancing. And singing. But darn, I wanted to look normal too, so I had to content myself with running with a happy face yo.

Here’s my playlist in case you need *awesome, ahem yeah, awesome* music to run to:

 

 

Yes, I’m aware that “I Will Wait” by Mumford and Sons is on the playlist three times. No, I don’t care. Darn, I love that song. And “We Are Alive” by Bruce Springsteen is the perfect song to run too. I love that man!

I Was Born I Have Lived I Will Surely Die by Young Guns has to be one of my favorite jams ever, so I was very happy that it was the one I ran the last kilometre too. It made me run so so fast that my mum said it looked like I was going to explode or something. Fastest km. of my life, *yay!*.

 

 

Soooo, I’d like to thank you all for your sweet comments and support. I really thought of you all while I was running and it gave me strenght to continue. I’m so thankful to have you!

On the even brighter side I had layer cake when I got home. Brown Butter Layer Cake with Nutella Buttercream (a post on it is coming next week!). It was so good that it made me want to run a half-marathon every week so I can reward my self. I’m hopefully running Madrid’s half-marathon next April and I’d love to make it to London’s next year as well. Keep your fingers crossed for me! It is going to be hard, but I’m sure I’ll be able to get trough it with effort. And carbs. And Brown Butter Crescent Rolls.

And oh, I made these PB Chocolate Muffins from Sally’s Baking Addition to have them as a post-race snack but I forgot them at home and we were out of town when I remembered about the muffins so there was no way we could return. Oh well, I got home after a 2 hour long trip to discover someone had eaten my muffins. Not even the crumbs were left *sighs* They looked lovely though, and the batter tasted awesome so I’ll be making them again soon (and I’m hiding them this time HA).

 

 

Sorry I don’t have any decent pictures of me during the race. I hadn’t slept well and I looked monstruous. And I was about to throw up. Not nice to see, I tell you. I’ll try to get some pics next time, ok?

Now, I know some of you don’t care about the marathon and just want to hear about these Coconut Mocha Energy Bars. I don’t blame you, they’re THAT good. That combo is to die for, I tell you. And ooh, they’re so fudgy and chewy that they’re even better than unhealthy sweets. I actually can’t believe that these can be had for breakfast and pre and post-workout snack. Win!

 

 

These were my afternoon snack for the past week and I can assure you that they make a great fuel for workouts. And they’re delish too, it doesn’t get any better!

Coconut Mocha Energy Bars

Serves 6
Dietary Gluten Free, Vegan
Meal type Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Misc Child Friendly, Pre-preparable, Serve Cold

Ingredients

  • 1 cup dates (about 18-20)
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 3-4 Tbsp. cocoa powder
  • 2 Tsp. instant coffee granules
  • 3-4 Tbsp. maple syrup (honey works perfectly as well but bars will no longer be vegan)
  • 4 Tbsp. coconut flakes
  • a dash of vanilla
  • a Pinch of salt
  • 1 Heaped cup puffed brown rice (unsweetened)
  • 1/2 cup walnuts (don't put these into the food processor!)

Directions

1.
Soak dates and raisins in water for 10 minutes so they're easier to blend.
2.
Blend dates + raisins in a food processor until a paste forms.
3.
Now, add the rest of ingredients, except for puffed rice and 1/2 cup of walnuts. Pulse until a ball forms.
4.
Pour puffed rice and walnuts into a bowl and mix with the date ball until rice and walnuts are incorporated.
5.
Press mixture into a baking tray or container and refrigerate until firm.

Note

I always use decaf coffee because I can't tolerate caffein, and I recommend you use decaf too if you're making these for children.

If you want plain chocolate bars, omit coffee. They'll be tasty anyway.

This recipe is raw, vegan and gluten free.

These keep well for up to 6 days (that I know of, they probably last longer, but not in my house!) in an airtight container in the fridge.

You can sprinkle some coconut flakes on top too.

Happy Monday!

 

Consuelo

111 Comments

  • Reply martaestevezansede November 4, 2013 at 5:26 pm

    ¡Enhorabuena, Consuelo, por el resultado en el marathon y por tus barritas energéticas!! Me he enterado por una boticaria desquiciada…

    Besitos,
    Marta (“Sweet & Home la Vida es Dulce”)

    • Reply Consuelo November 4, 2013 at 10:48 pm

      Jajaja ya he leído el post, ya 😉 ¡Muchísimas gracias!
      Besazo.

  • Reply Davida @The Healthy Maven November 4, 2013 at 5:34 pm

    THESE BARS LOOK AMAZING AND I AM MAKING THEM TONIGHT. Writing down the ingredients so I can pick them up on my lunch break and make them once I get home. I can’t deny mocha flavoured anything!

    Congratulations on the race beauty! You did so well and should be so proud of yourself. Now spend the rest of the week relaxing with your main activity being eating. Awesome 😉

    • Reply Consuelo November 4, 2013 at 10:51 pm

      Aww, I hope you love them as much as I do! Seriously, I made a huge batch and now it’s all gone. I think I might have an obsession with them!
      And thank you so so much! I’ll be eating a lot this week haha, this race has made me so hungry 😉

  • Reply Marcie November 4, 2013 at 5:38 pm

    Congratulations, Consuelo! I’m so happy for you! You should be proud — that’s no small feat, and your time was very good for that distance. These bars sound amazing — I love snacking on healthy bars like this. Consider them pinned, and good job in the race!

    • Reply Consuelo November 4, 2013 at 10:52 pm

      Thank you so much, dear! Your words are very appreciated! Aww and thanks for pinning :)

  • Reply Laurel y Menta November 4, 2013 at 5:38 pm

    Felicidades Consuelo!! Nos alegramos por tu premio.
    Y por las barritas: nos vienen de perlas porque nuestros hijos necesitan un tentempié sano para llevar al cole (unas) y a la uni (el otro)…
    Nos guardamos la receta: tienen una pinta fabulosa…
    Un beso.

    • Reply Consuelo November 4, 2013 at 10:52 pm

      ¡Muchísimas gracias, chicas!
      Sí que van genial como tentempié, espero que les gusten 😀
      Besos.

  • Reply Monica November 4, 2013 at 5:42 pm

    Congrats on finishing your half marathon – you overcame your nerves and obstacles and finished with a prize – wow! And what a lot of yummy food and treats it sounds like you had! That cake sounds divine and these energy bars are my kind of snack! Hope you have a restful week.

    • Reply Consuelo November 4, 2013 at 10:53 pm

      Thank you so much, Monica! Yeah, I had lots of awesome food 😉 You too have a restful week! x

  • Reply Claire @ The Black Cat Kitchen November 4, 2013 at 5:43 pm

    Well done Consuelo! I have so much admiration for people who run, as it’s totally beyond me! Who doesn’t love a bit of Panic at the disco to work out to though :-) these bars look yummy! Perfect for that energy boost or healthy snack!

    • Reply Consuelo November 4, 2013 at 10:54 pm

      They’re the perfect band to work out to, right? Vices & Virtues is such a great album, so great that I had a rough time trying to decide which songs were going on my playlist 😉 Thank you so much! x

  • Reply makingthymeforhealth November 4, 2013 at 6:13 pm

    Awesome job girl!! A half marathon is a huge accomplishment and you did amazing!! I didn’t know you could injure yourself swimming either but I think it was very smart of you to take it easy. Sports injuries can last a lifetime if you aren’t careful.

    I love your playlist too. Bruce is the man!

    Oh, and of course, these energy bars look amazing. Perfect race fuel!

    • Reply Consuelo November 4, 2013 at 10:57 pm

      Thank you so much! Yeah, there are little things in life that scare me so much as sport injuries :(
      Isn’t he awesome?? His songs are amazing to run to 😉
      Yay, I’m glad you like them! x

  • Reply shashi @ http://runninsrilankan.com November 4, 2013 at 6:58 pm

    CONGRATS girl! That is so awesome! Your time is great cos YOU took part and finished!!! I love “I will wait” by Muford & Sons – so understand why you have it scattered round your playlist :)
    And these bars look GREAT! i am looking forward to the recipe for the brown butter layer cake and nutella frosting!
    Congrats again Consuelo!

    • Reply Consuelo November 4, 2013 at 11:40 pm

      Thank you so much, Shashi! Isn’t it a fab song? 😉 I think I’ll post that recipe on Wednesday! xx

  • Reply Covadonga November 4, 2013 at 6:58 pm

    Consuelo congratulations, as I told your mother want a table reserved for the opening of a restaurant in New York or London jajajajajaa
    Besinos

    • Reply Consuelo November 4, 2013 at 11:41 pm

      I’ll take your word for it 😉
      Besos <3

  • Reply Erin (@LawStudentsWife) November 4, 2013 at 7:26 pm

    CONGRATS ON YOUR RACE! I think your time is amazing. And no shame in having the same song 3 times. We have similar running mix taste (and I have “Roar” on mine probably 6 times, lol)

    • Reply Consuelo November 4, 2013 at 11:42 pm

      Thank you so much! Really? I’d love to see one of your playlists, I’m always looking for new jams to run to 😉

  • Reply Johlene November 4, 2013 at 7:37 pm

    Consuelo I´m amazed at your time, I just started running again and I would love to run a half marathon in that time! Good on you! You must be so proud! These coco mocha energy bars look delish and perfect for before or after any race……………… 😉

    • Reply Consuelo November 4, 2013 at 11:43 pm

      Awww, thank you so much! I’m very happy indeed!
      Yeah, they’re a good pre and post-workout treat 😉

  • Reply bakerbynature November 4, 2013 at 7:47 pm

    A huge congrats on making it through!!! You rock :) And these energy bars look quite delicious!

    • Reply Consuelo November 4, 2013 at 11:43 pm

      Thank you so much, Ashley 😀

  • Reply Gemma November 4, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    ¡Qué delicia por Dios! :-) Te quedaron estupendos, en serio. Muy bonitos y de lo más apetecibles.
    Enhorabuena por completar tu primer maratón!
    Un abrazo Consuelo!

    • Reply Consuelo November 4, 2013 at 11:44 pm

      ¡Muchísimas gracias, Gemma!
      Un besazo 😀

  • Reply Dolega November 4, 2013 at 8:34 pm

    ¡¡¡Felicidades preciosaaaa!!!
    Realmente me siento muy porgullosa de conocerte.
    Querida, mereces mucho la pena y eso no es muy común hoy en día.
    Besazo

    • Reply Consuelo November 4, 2013 at 11:44 pm

      Aww, muchas muchas gracias por tus palabras :”) Y un besazo.

  • Reply Meghan @ Spoonful of Flour November 4, 2013 at 9:42 pm

    Congrats on finishing your first half! Impressive- I don’t think I could ever do it!

    • Reply Consuelo November 4, 2013 at 11:45 pm

      Thank you!! I’m sure you could too, girl! x

  • Reply Rachel @ Bakerita November 4, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    Congratulations!! I’m always beyond impressed with people who can do half and full marathons…I’m such a bad runner that I can’t even imagine doing one! Those bars too, looks absolutely divine. Going on the must-make list for sure!

    • Reply Consuelo November 4, 2013 at 11:45 pm

      Thank you so much, Rachel! When I first started running I wasn’t able to run 100m without crying though, so you’re surely able to finish one. You go girl!
      Yay, I hope you’ll love them! x

  • Reply Kelly November 4, 2013 at 10:04 pm

    Congrats on finishing your first half marathon Consuelo! That is a big accomplishment and super impressive! I think you did a fantastic job! These bars look great, I am starting to use dates more so will definitely have to try making these. Pinning and thanks for sharing :)

    • Reply Consuelo November 4, 2013 at 11:46 pm

      Thank you so much, Kelly! I’m on a great date kick lately too 😉 Oh and thanks for pinning too!

  • Reply Kammie @ Sensual Appeal November 4, 2013 at 11:52 pm

    Yayyyy congrats with the half-marathon, way to go girlie!! :)
    And this recipe is awesome. Great flavor combos!

    • Reply Consuelo November 4, 2013 at 11:55 pm

      Thank you so much, Kammie 😀

  • Reply Kammie @ Sensual Appeal November 4, 2013 at 11:53 pm

    Congrats!!! Way to go with the half-marathon, that is just amazing!

    • Reply Consuelo November 5, 2013 at 12:07 am

      Thanks 😀

  • Reply Kathy MomOfNine November 5, 2013 at 12:12 am

    Consuelo, Congrats on your race! I love the energy bar recipe. They not only sound healthy, they are beautiful! Thank you.

    • Reply Consuelo November 5, 2013 at 3:48 pm

      Thank you so so much, Kathy! 😀

  • Reply Sugar and Cinnamon November 5, 2013 at 1:00 am

    Yum these look like the perfect post-workout snack! And good job for running a half marathon that is incredible!

    • Reply Consuelo November 5, 2013 at 3:48 pm

      Thank you 😀

  • Reply Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl November 5, 2013 at 1:17 am

    I’m so proud of you runner girl, you deserve that olive oil! Lots of congrat hugs to you!

    • Reply Consuelo November 5, 2013 at 3:48 pm

      Hahaha thank you so mcuh, Pamela 😀

  • Reply Amy (Savory Moments) November 5, 2013 at 1:36 am

    Congratulations on the marathon! That’s quite an accomplishments. Your bars look delicious, too — I love the dates — one of my favorites :-)

    • Reply Consuelo November 5, 2013 at 3:49 pm

      I looove dates too 😉 Thank you so much, Amy!

  • Reply Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen November 5, 2013 at 2:48 am

    Congratulations on the marathon Consuelo!!! That is a totally awesome achievement! And I have to tell you girl… These energy bars look outrageously good! Gorgeous photos too! That new camera looks good on you! Hahaha!

    • Reply Consuelo November 5, 2013 at 3:49 pm

      Aww, thank you so much Kristi! Your comments always make my day :’)

  • Reply Ashley November 5, 2013 at 2:55 am

    Yay congrats on finishing your marathon! That’s seriously impressive friend. I’m trying to psych myself up to run a 5k! haha And these energy bars … they sound fantastic. Coconut, yes! Mocha, yes! And I do love that they use dates : )

    • Reply Consuelo November 5, 2013 at 3:50 pm

      You go girl, I’m sure you will be able to do it!
      And thank you so much, Ashley 😀

  • Reply Julia | JuliasAlbum.com November 5, 2013 at 3:50 am

    Congrats on finishing your half-marathon – so impressive! Wow! I can’t imagine running 13 miles without stopping. :) And, these coconut mocha bars look so delicious – a perfect treat after a race like that! :)

    • Reply Consuelo November 5, 2013 at 3:50 pm

      I couldn’t have imagined it about a year ago either! Thank you so so much, Julia 😀

  • Reply Christin@SpicySouthernKitchen November 5, 2013 at 3:56 am

    Congratulations on your half marathon! I knew you’d do great! Love the energy bars, especially the coconut on top. So pretty, looks like snow!

    • Reply Consuelo November 5, 2013 at 3:51 pm

      Aww, I hadn’t noticed it looked like snow 😉 Thanks!

  • Reply Louisa [Living Lou] November 5, 2013 at 4:33 am

    Congrats on running your first half-marathon! I don’t think that’s something that I could ever do. You should be so proud!! Do you think you’ll do it again or train for a full marathon? I always love to hear what people think once they’ve run their first half or full!

    • Reply Consuelo November 5, 2013 at 3:52 pm

      Aww, thank you so much Louisa!
      Yeah, I’ve already chosen a new half-marathon to run, because I really loved this one. And I’ll try to run my first full marathon in summer, but let’s see how it goes haha 😉

  • Reply Ruby @ The Ruby Red Apron November 5, 2013 at 5:14 am

    Yay, congratulations! Super impressive! I wish I could run a half marathon but I’m afraid my legs weren’t made for running. Anyway, these coconut mocha energy bars look amazing!

    • Reply Consuelo November 5, 2013 at 3:53 pm

      Aww, I’m sure you’d be able to do it, love! Thanks! :)

  • Reply Jamie@Milk N Cookies November 5, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    So glad to hear that your race went well, my friend! Huge congrats to you! And these energy bars look amazing — will definitely be trying them soon. My husband loves energy bars, but they’re so pricey to buy from the store. I’m anxious to try a homemade version.

    And can’t wait to see your post on the Nutella layer cake. Yum!

    • Reply Consuelo November 5, 2013 at 3:54 pm

      Aww, thank you so much!
      I like these better than anything from the store because they’re much healthier and cheaper. Oh and tastier of course 😉
      I think I’ll be posting it tomorrow! x

  • Reply cindyeikenberg November 5, 2013 at 12:37 pm

    Consuelo, big, big congratulations on race, what a great accomplishment! You should be so proud of yourself! These bars look amazing! Pinning! Hope you are having a fantastic week!

    • Reply Consuelo November 5, 2013 at 3:54 pm

      Thank for your sweet words, Cindy! And thanks for pinning too! Have a wonderful week ;D

  • Reply Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungry November 5, 2013 at 6:27 pm

    Congrats on the race! I would need three of these energy bars just to attempt it.

    • Reply Consuelo November 6, 2013 at 12:00 am

      I actually needed more than three 😉

  • Reply Cindy @ Pick Fresh Foods November 5, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    Consuelo Congratulations!!!! Finishing a first half marathon is an awesome accomplishment! These bars look delicious! I love the coconut on the top 😀

    • Reply Consuelo November 5, 2013 at 11:59 pm

      Thank you so much, Cindy! 😀

  • Reply caileejoy November 5, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    Wow!! These bars look amazingly delicious!! Also, congrats on the half marathon!! Sooo impressive :) Very inspiring!! Thanks!

    • Reply Consuelo November 6, 2013 at 12:02 am

      Aww thank you so much Cailee 😀

  • Reply Amy November 5, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    Congrats on your half marathon! That’s an amazing time!!! I totally don’t judge you for putting “I WIll Wait” multiple times on your playlist, haha! I’m the kind of person that can listen to a song over and over when I love it :) These energy bars look great! Perfect for pre or post race fuel :)

    • Reply Consuelo November 6, 2013 at 12:03 am

      I love that song way too much 😉 And thank you so much, Amy! x

  • Reply blahnikbaker November 5, 2013 at 9:37 pm

    Yay!!! Congratulations girl!! That’s really good time you made on the race and I love your playlist. Even though I don’t run, I will be stealing that playlist for normal workout. These bars look so delicious. You had me at coconut!!

    • Reply Consuelo November 6, 2013 at 12:05 am

      Thank you! I hope you’ll like to workout to this playlist 😀

  • Reply Mary Frances @ The Sweet {Tooth} Life November 6, 2013 at 3:08 am

    Wow, these are so pretty! And look thick and dense and chocolatey – the definition of my perfect enegy bar. CONGRATS on finishing so well! And without your usual shoes and a full nights sleep … I’m impressed!

    • Reply Consuelo November 6, 2013 at 6:54 pm

      Aww, thank so so so much! They’re definitely thick and chocolatey 😉

  • Reply Kiran @ KiranTarun.com November 6, 2013 at 4:33 am

    Yay! Congrats on completing the marathon!! These bars are definitely great for refueling and celebrating 😉

    • Reply Consuelo November 6, 2013 at 10:35 pm

      Thank you, Kiran 😀

  • Reply Anne ~ Uni Homemaker November 6, 2013 at 8:40 am

    A big congrats to you on completing your half marathon! You should be proud! And these energy bars look delicious. I’m a big fan of coffee flavor so these are right up my alley. YUM! :)

    • Reply Consuelo November 6, 2013 at 10:36 pm

      Thank you so much Anne 😀

  • Reply Elizabeth @ SugarHero.com November 6, 2013 at 10:17 am

    Congratulations, Consuelo!! That is a huge accomplishment! And I’ve run lots of races and STILL don’t sleep well the night before. I try to get good sleep 2 nights before the race, to make up for pre-race insomnia. :) So when’s the marathon?!

    • Reply Consuelo November 6, 2013 at 10:38 pm

      I tried to get good sleep the week before the race too haha! Thank you so much, Elizabeth!
      So, I’d love to run London’s but it’s far away and it would be super epensive and stuff. Plus I have lots of exams coming up so I don’t hink I have time to train harder :( Let’s see how it goes! x

  • Reply Joanne November 6, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    GIRL!!! You totally rocked that half!! MAJOR congrats.

    Also, I am stealing I mean..borrowing…your playlist! I need new running music ideas.
    And I want these bars. Before every long run. Always.

    • Reply Consuelo November 6, 2013 at 10:38 pm

      Thank you so much, Joanne!!
      Oooh, I hope you like it 😉

  • Reply Melanie @ Carmel Moments November 6, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    These looks amazing. Can’t wait to try them! Congrats on your first half marathon!!!

    • Reply Consuelo November 6, 2013 at 10:39 pm

      Thanks Melanie! I hope you like them :)

  • Reply Stephanie @ Everyday Feasts November 6, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    Congratulations on finishing your first half-marathon! That is SUCH an amazing accomplishment! x

    • Reply Consuelo November 6, 2013 at 10:39 pm

      Thanks Stephanie 😀

  • Reply Allie BakingAMoment November 7, 2013 at 12:30 am

    Congratulations Consuelo! What an incredible achievement! I bow down at your feet 😉

    • Reply Consuelo November 7, 2013 at 3:28 pm

      Awwh thank you so much :)

  • Reply laurasmess November 7, 2013 at 1:03 am

    Haha, great playlist Consuelo! Mumford are definitely good value. Great energy bar recipe too… I would definitely run for a batch of these! xx

    • Reply Consuelo November 7, 2013 at 3:30 pm

      They’re so good right??
      Thanks, I’m so happy you like these :)

  • Reply Tina @ Tina's Chic Corner November 7, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    I love hearing about what’s going on with you. :) I’m super proud of you too! Half marathon is an awesome achievement!
    These energy bars look soooo good. I love how these are healthy and they sound like they taste great…not like some of those protein bars you buy from the store.

    • Reply Consuelo November 7, 2013 at 6:22 pm

      Aww, thank you so much love! :)

  • Reply Deb@CookingOnTheFrontBurner November 8, 2013 at 1:11 am

    Amazing looking bars…. they look great and I bet taste fantastic!

    • Reply Consuelo November 8, 2013 at 3:53 pm

      They did! Thanks Deb 😉

  • Reply Aimee / Wallflower Girl November 8, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    Wow, congrats you! Hope your legs are recovering :-) These sound amazing and the photos are, as always, beautiful!

    • Reply Consuelo November 8, 2013 at 3:56 pm

      Thank you so much, Aimee! x

  • Reply Shelley @ Two Healthy Kitchens November 9, 2013 at 2:53 am

    Congratulations, Consuelo! That’s such a tremendous accomplishment! Super exciting! Love, love this recipe, too! Pinning it quick, quick! 😀

    • Reply Consuelo November 9, 2013 at 12:34 pm

      Thank you so much, Shelley 😀

  • Reply Middle East Moments November 14, 2013 at 12:28 pm

    Very impressed with your effort and time for your first half marathon. You should be super proud of yourself! I’ve only just taken up running and so far 9kms is the furthest I’ve run, but reading your account motivates me to keep on going! :) I can’t get puffed rice where I live (small rural village in Jordan) but wondering if I could make this recipe with oats instead? I’m always on the look out for healthy sweet treats as I also have a sweet tooth, but really don’t like what sugar does to me (skin, sleep, mood problems!)

    • Reply Consuelo November 14, 2013 at 3:35 pm

      Thank you so much, Andrea! You’re comment means a lot to me! Keep going, girl, 9km is fantastic!
      I don’t know if oats would work, as I’ve never tried, but I think they should. Do let me know if you try, and if I make them again soon, I’ll try using oats to see how it goes and then report it! I’m so happy you like them! x

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  • Reply tohercore December 11, 2013 at 11:51 pm

    Oh yum, these bars look and sound amazing! And well done on running your first marathon, you must feel so pleased! :)

    • Reply Consuelo December 11, 2013 at 11:59 pm

      I do ;–) Thank you so much!

  • Reply genndelille February 6, 2014 at 11:51 pm

    These bars look fantastic!!! I’ve been wanting to try to make my own energy bars for a while!! Coconut is one of my favorite flavors. Do you think subbing 1 T of coconut oil for one of the tablespoons of maple syrup would work??

    • Reply Consuelo February 12, 2014 at 3:20 pm

      It should! : )

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    Is 1/2 a cup of walnuts thrown into the processor, with another 1/2 a cup of walnuts mixed in by hand with the puffed rice? So 1 cup of walnuts total?

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      Yes :)

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