Gingery Pepita Energy Bars – a little spicy, a little salty and a little sweet and only around 150 calories 4

Gingery Pepita Bars are a simple and delicious option for breakfast, snack or dessert. Portable, and so yummy!

Gingery Pepita Energy Bars
Gingery Pepita Energy Bars

100% delicious.

Gingery Pepita Energy Bars
Gingery Pepita Energy Bars

These are so satisfying and EASY to make – you’ll never spend money on pre-made bars again.  I’ve been making tons of variations of these with whatever is on sale.  I simply add enough dates, raisins or prunes so that the mixture just stays together and then shape into bites or bars.

Bars are perfect to grab on a busy day when you just won’t have a lot of time to eat and make a great breakfast or snack.  The cashews and dates will give you tons of energy, ginger aids in digestion and has anti-inflammatory powers, and pepitas, or pumpkin seeds, are a great source of zinc, protein and iron.

Say no to store bought bars!

Gingery Pepita Energy Bars
Gingery Pepita Energy Bars

 Gingery Pepita Energy Bars

Serves 4
Vegan, Gluten Free
Printable Recipe


1/2 cup chopped dried dates
1/3 cup raw cashews
1/4 cup chopped crystallized ginger (ginger chews)
1/8 tsp coarse sea salt
2 Tbsp whole pumpkin seeds (pepitas)


1. Place all ingredients except whole pumpkin seeds in a food processor and pulse until combined.  Mix pepitas in by hand and roll into a ball; press onto parchment paper and form a square; cut into four sections.

Nutrition Facts
4 Servings
Amount Per Serving

Calories 156.4
Total Fat 5.8 g
Saturated Fat 1.1 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.5 g
Monounsaturated Fat 3.0 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Sodium 77.6 mg
Potassium 221.0 mg
Total Carbohydrate 26.8 g
Dietary Fiber 2.4 g

Sugars 17.3 g
Protein 2.5 g
Vitamin B-6 4.0 %
Vitamin C 0.2 %
Vitamin E 5.4 %
Calcium 1.5 %
Copper 15.5 %
Folate 4.0 %
Iron 5.1 %
Magnesium 9.7 %
Manganese 9.3 %
Niacin 2.8 %
Pantothenic Acid 4.0 %
Phosphorus 8.7 %
Riboflavin 2.4 %
Selenium 4.9 %
Thiamin 2.3 %
Zinc 5.0 %

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Enjoy my Gingery Pepita Energy Bars!

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4 thoughts on “Gingery Pepita Energy Bars – a little spicy, a little salty and a little sweet and only around 150 calories

  • Anna

    I hate buying commercial bars! It’s so hard to find organic, non-GMO, etc. bars that DON’T include ingredients that were processed using neurotoxic solvents! But you can’t beat bars for convenience when you’re hiking, camping or just busy, so these just moved to the top of my “make next” list! Thanks!

  • Anna

    I made these for a road trip back in June, and I just wanted to say thanks! I knew this vacation (ten hour drive each way!) would require a convenient snack that might have to hold me over for a while, and this fit the bill perfectly…especially for this ginger lover! Plus, they were really easy to make. Thanks again!