20 Insanely Easy and Tasty Hiking Snack Bar Recipes to Power Your Next Adventure

20 Insanely Easy and Tasty Hiking Snack Bar Recipes to Power Your Next Adventure

Power bars, energy bars or any other type of backpacking meal in a form of a bar are one of the most popular hiking foods. We all love them cause they’re quick to pack and easy to eat. Fast and nutritious hiking snack always finds its way into our backpacks.

There is only one problem.

Most of them are quite pricey and if you’re hiking regularly or treat bars as one of your main hiking snacks you’re ending up spending a lot of money. Unnecessarily.

What if I tell you that making your own hiking snack bars is easy, fast and super cost effective? It really is!

In this episode I would like to introduce you to the best power/energy bar recipes out there. They’re super delicious, nutrient and simple to prepare. Let’s get started!

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20 Insanely Easy and Tasty Hiking Snack Bar Recipes to Power Your Next Adventure

Insanely easy and tasty recipes to power up
your next hike!

20 Best Hiking Snack Bar Recipes to Power Your Next Adventure

1. Backpacking Food Bars 3.3 by Grand Wanderer

 

20 Insanely Easy and Tasty Hiking Snack Bar Recipes to Power Your Next Adventure

photo by Grand Wanderer

Great, step by step tutorial on how to prepare those bars. With over 400 kcal per bar they make for an amazing hiking snack that will keep you powered for a long time.

2. Homemade KIND Bars by The Yummy Life

 

20 Insanely Easy and Tasty Hiking Snack Bar Recipes to Power Your Next Adventure

photo by The Yummy Life

Monica takes you through the complete process if making not one but eight different variations of a homemade kind bars. You’ll find there all the info you need containing so relevant nutritional values.

3. Mini M&M Granola Bars by Crafty Morning

 

20 Insanely Easy and Tasty Hiking Snack Bar Recipes to Power Your Next Adventure

photo by Crafty Morning

Who doesn’t like M&M? Even if you’re the biggest fan you will love those bars. Super easy to prepare, straight to the point bars.

4. All things raw by Trail Cooking

 

20 Insanely Easy and Tasty Hiking Snack Bar Recipes to Power Your Next Adventure

photo by Trail Cooking

If you’re a fan of raw hiking snacks like Larabar this site has more than enough recipes to get started with creating your own variations. From chocolate to fruits you’ll find it all.

5. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Energy Bars by Oh She Glows

 

20 Insanely Easy and Tasty Hiking Snack Bar Recipes to Power Your Next Adventure

photo by Oh She Glows

If you’re having a food processor these will be ready in 10-15 minutes! Super fast and healthy.

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20 Insanely Easy and Tasty Hiking Snack Bar Recipes to Power Your Next Adventure

Insanely easy and tasty recipes to power up
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6. Super-Charge Me Cookies by Plant Powered Kitchen

 

20 Insanely Easy and Tasty Hiking Snack Bar Recipes to Power Your Next Adventure

photo by Plant Powered Kitchen

Ok, this hiking snack is not bar shaped, it’s a cookie. But we love cookies! This recipe is for all vegan (and non vegan as well) loving whole food. No crappy ingredients only good stuff.

7. Homemade Clif Bars (No-Bake!) by Brown Eyed Baker

 

20 Insanely Easy and Tasty Hiking Snack Bar Recipes to Power Your Next Adventure

photo By Browneyed Baker

I’m a huge fan of Clif Bars, really. And this recipe is exactly what I needed and hopefully you to. Chewy, sweet and bit crispy they are a perfect recreation of Chocolate Chip Peanut Crunch Clif Bar.

8. Prairie Paté by Bon Appetit

 

20 Insanely Easy and Tasty Hiking Snack Bar Recipes to Power Your Next Adventure

photo by Bon Appetit

Now this hiking snack is something special. A power bar with pork? It sure is an interesting idea well worth testing.

9. HEMP PROTEIN GRANOLA BARS by My New Roots

 

20 Insanely Easy and Tasty Hiking Snack Bar Recipes to Power Your Next Adventure

photo by My New Roots

These bars are packed with whole foods. Poppy seeds, chia, sesame and more. They’re also packed with hemp protein which is packed with health.

10. No-Bake Peanut Butter Pretzel Bars by Chocolate Covered Katie

 

20 Insanely Easy and Tasty Hiking Snack Bar Recipes to Power Your Next Adventure

photo By Chocolate Covered Katie

Sweet and salty is a great combination. These bars are more like a dessert than a kcal packed power up but nevertheless worth trying.

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20 Insanely Easy and Tasty Hiking Snack Bar Recipes to Power Your Next Adventure

Insanely easy and tasty recipes to power up
your next hike!

11. Walnut-Cranberry-Ginger Power Bars by The Kitchn

 

20 Insanely Easy and Tasty Hiking Snack Bar Recipes to Power Your Next Adventure

photo by The Kitchn

Great oat bars with some interesting taste combinations. Each bar is around 260 kcal which is a good amount to get you going while hiking.

12. 4-Ingredient Banana Oat Bars by The Kitchn

 

20 Insanely Easy and Tasty Hiking Snack Bar Recipes to Power Your Next Adventure

photo by The Kitchn

Banana is the king! This recipe is really straightforward and everyone can follow it. Easy and tasty those bars need to disappear fast.

13. 3-Ingredient Energy Bars by The Kitchn

 

20 Insanely Easy and Tasty Hiking Snack Bar Recipes to Power Your Next Adventure

photo by The Kitchn

Another take on homemade Larabars. Only 3 ingredients make this recipe really simple. Nice slideshow followed by a good step by step make it easy to follow.

14. HOMEMADE CLIFF BARS (NO BAKE!) by Power Hungry

 

20 Insanely Easy and Tasty Hiking Snack Bar Recipes to Power Your Next Adventure

photo by Power Hungry

Again the beloved Clif Bar DIY version. And this time no backing. It takes 10 min to prepare 12 portions – it really can’t get faster than that.

15. HOMEMADE KIND BARS {GLUTEN-FREE, VEGAN} by Power Hungry

 

20 Insanely Easy and Tasty Hiking Snack Bar Recipes to Power Your Next Adventure

photo by Power Hungry

Ok, ok we had Kind bar recipe before but it’s never enough! Check this recipe out, it’s very nicely presented and gives clear instructions on how to make this tasty hiking snack.

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20 Insanely Easy and Tasty Hiking Snack Bar Recipes to Power Your Next Adventure

Insanely easy and tasty recipes to power up
your next hike!

16. Supersonic Peanut Butter Energy Bars by Boulder Locavore

 

20 Insanely Easy and Tasty Hiking Snack Bar Recipes to Power Your Next Adventure

photo by Boulder Locavore

Oh peanut butter and nuts! Love from the first sight. These bars take a lil longer to prepare but only due to fridge time.

17. Chocolate-Peanut Butter Energy Bars by Never Homemaker

 

20 Insanely Easy and Tasty Hiking Snack Bar Recipes to Power Your Next Adventure

photo by Never Homemaker

Another great combination to try – chocolate and peanut butter. These would be perfect for a day hike as they won’t last too long.

18. Super Food Energy Bars by This Rawesome Vegan Life

 

20 Insanely Easy and Tasty Hiking Snack Bar Recipes to Power Your Next Adventure

photo by This Rawsome Vegan Life

Hiking snack packed with super seeds for maximum nutrition. You’ll need food processor to prepare those.

19. Peanut Butter Oat Granola Bars by What’s Baking in the Barber Shop

 

20 Insanely Easy and Tasty Hiking Snack Bar Recipes to Power Your Next Adventure

photo by Barber Shop

And another variation of the granola, oat power bar. Just to make the choice bigger.

20. PEANUT BUTTER CRUNCH PROTEIN BARS by Kippin It Kind

 

20 Insanely Easy and Tasty Hiking Snack Bar Recipes to Power Your Next Adventure

photo by Keepin It Kind

Homemade protein bars in its best. 250-300 kcal per bar is a good deal plus they taste great. Again peanut butter forever!

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20 Insanely Easy and Tasty Hiking Snack Bar Recipes to Power Your Next Adventure

Insanely easy and tasty recipes to power up
your next hike!


 

There we have it a list of the best hiking snack bars you can make at home. They will save you loads of money and you’ll make sure you only eat the best stuff. Try at least one of the above recipes and let me know how it went!

 OVER TO YOU – DO YOU HAVE YOUR OWN FAVORITE DIY POWER BAR RECIPE? LET ME KNOW IN THE COMMENTS, TWEET ME OR WRITE ME ON FACEBOOK!

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