How to Make Your Own Steezy Energy Bars for The Slopes

Luke Guilford | | BrainsBrains
Energy Bar
Steezy bars in their final form. Photo Credit: Luke Guilford

Whether you’re trying to avoid expensive energy bars, processed foods, or just want a quick snack on the mountain, I got you! This is my favorite energy bar recipe, and it’s a great snack to pull out on the chair lift.

The ingredients I used:

  • 1 cup of quick cooking rolled oats
  • ¼ cup of whole wheat flour
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup of milk or dry milk powder
  • ½ cup of dates (get those pits outta here)
  • ½ cup of cranberries
  • ½ cup of raisins
  • ½ cup of sunflower seeds
  • 1 banana
  • ¼ cup of honey
  • ½ cup of ground flax seeds
  • ½ tsp of ground cinnamon
  • ¼ cup of chocolate chips (Couldn’t resist)
Mountain Snack
The ingredients I used for this batch of energy bars. Photo Credit: Luke Guilford

This is a very flexible recipe, and most items can be substituted. Below are some of my suggestions, but hey it’s your snack so do whatever.

  • Whole wheat flour
    • Pastry flour (for a softer bar)
    • All-purpose flour
  • Honey
    • Maple syrup
    • Molasses
  • Sunflower seeds
    • Pumpkin seeds
    • Chia seeds
    • Pecans
  • Dried Fruit
    • Dried mango
    • Dried apricot
    • Blueberries
    • Your favorite fruit (endless possibilities)
  • Ground flax seeds
    • Wheat germ

Additional add-ins:

  • Shredded zucchini
  • Salt
  • Protein powder
  • Vanilla
  • Peanut Butter
  • Nuts (I am allergic, so I didn’t include any in my recipe, sorry!)
The energy bar mix spread out in the pan. Photo Credit: Luke Guilford


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 °F and prepare a 9×13 inch baking dish, lightly covered in oil.
  2. Mix all those goodies together. Oats, flour, eggs, milk, dates, cranberries, raisins, sunflower seeds, banana, honey, flax seeds, cinnamon, chocolate chips, and whatever else you might add into a mixing bowl until it’s a consistent mix.
  3. Spread evenly onto the pan. Around a ¼ – ½ inch thick.
  4. Bake for 20 minutes, let cool, and cut up into bars.

Food Stats (Based on 9 servings per mix):

  • 300 calories
  • 40 g carbs
  • 10 g fat
  • 10 g protein
  • 100% happy belly!

You should be set to ski all day and maybe make a few friends along the way (sharing is caring!). As I mentioned earlier, this is a flexible recipe and I encourage you to try something new and tailor the bar to your liking. Feel free to check out Healthline for some other mountain snack inspiration. Get creative and stay fueled out there!

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