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Homemade maca coffee energy bars on a white tray

These copy cat Thunderbird bars taste just like the store-bough version. They are quick to put together with delicious, whole and nutritious ingredients for the perfect energy bar to take anywhere.

Check out some of the nourishing goodies you get from hazelnuts, cashews and almonds. Enjoy!


For bars

Overview of raw energy bar ingredients in clear glass bowls
  • 1 heaping cup of medjool dates, pitted
  • ½ cup raw or dry roasted, unsalted almonds
  • ½ cup raw cashews
  • ¼ heaping cup cacao butter
  • 3/4 cup hazelnut butter made with the NutraMilk
  • 1 tbsp. chia seeds
  • 2 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp vanilla bean powder
  • 1 tbsp. maca powder
  • 1 ½ tbsp. instant coffee

For hazelnut butter

  • 2 cups raw hazelnuts (270 g)
  • 1/8 teaspoon Pink Himalayan salt (optional)
Homemade maca coffee energy bars on a white tray


  • Start by making hazelnut butter
    • Place hazelnuts and salt in the NutraMilk container.
    • Press Butter cycle, set for 15-16 minutes.
    • Press Start.
    • Open the container lid.
    • If necessary, set for an additional 1-2 minutes for a creamier butter.
  • Put nut and dates in the NutraMilk and process until mostly combined. Add the remaining ingredients and process until a clumpy texture starts to form. Remove mixture from the NutraMilk and place on a piece of parchment paper.
Above view of a block of homemade energy bars before they are cut into squares
  • Form in the mixture into a long rectangle and slice into 8 bars or slice once more into squares. Place in the freezer for 20 minutes or in the refrigerator for an hour to let them set. Store in the fridge.
Homemade maca coffee energy bars on a white tray with hazelnuts scattered around them
Overview shot of homemade maca coffee energy bars on a white tray

Prepared and photographed by NutraMilk nutritionist, Florencia Tagliavini.

Recipe inspired by Healthy Helper.