Have you ever looked longingly at those Rx bars with the $3 price tag? Such a healthy and filling snack, perfect for virtually any diet. Well, now you can have these Copycat Rx Bars at home any time and for a fraction of the price! This chocolate version is super delicious, filling and healthy.
Simple Ingredients for homemade Rx Bars
- Egg white powder - the only tricky ingredient to find at a reasonable price and quantity. However, I lucked out on Amazon and found it at a great price, quality and quantity. The great thing about egg white powder is it can be added to smoothies, snuck into your kids food, or even used to create cookie icing! I know, right?!
- Nuts - This copycat Rx bars recipe calls for Almonds and Cashews, but you can use whichever combination of nuts you prefer. I buy large bags of nuts at Sam's Club or Costco. I've never found a price anywhere else that can beat em'.
- Dates - I also buy my dates at Sam's Club. They sell a giant tub of them for under $10. I can make multiple recipes with one tub! I love the natural sweetness! The sticky texture is so great for bars, energy bites and granola bars or a snack.
How to make copycat Rx Bars
In a food processor blend the first 5 ingredients until it resembles a fine crumble.
Add the coconut oil and stir until it forms a ball in your fist. If it's too dry, feel free to slowly add coconut oil a little at a time until you get the consistency you like.
I always add mini chocolate chips on top in order to be sure the kids will actually consume them. We all know they'll eat anything that looks or smells like chocolate. Of course I don't blame them. I'm the same.
No bake recipe
Best part? No baking necessary! Just refrigerate these copycat Rx bars until firm (at least 1 hour). Slice into 2"x4" inch bars. I like to wrap them up individually in a bit of wax paper so I can just grab and go as needed.
What makes these Bars so healthy?
So, Rx bars have just a few simple ingredients, no preservatives, no sugar, and still pretty dang good. In our recipe, we had to use some coconut oil to help hold the bars together, and I have to say, I think ours taste even better because of it! Plus, coconut oil has a myriad of health benefits as we've all been hearing for the past few years.
Copycat RX Bars
- 1 cup Almonds
- 1 cup Cashews
- 1 ¼ cups Egg white protein powder
- ½ cup Cocoa powder
- ¾ pound Dates pitted and cut in half - (about 45 Halawi dates)
- ¼ cup coconut oil - melted
- ½ teaspoon salt* - omit if nuts are already salted
- ⅓ cup mini chocolate chips - optional
- Line a 9"x13" baking pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
- Place nuts in food processor and process until fine. About 1-2 minutes.
- Pulse in egg white protein and cocoa powder until combined.
- While continuously processing add pitted dates a few at a time.
- **If omitting oil your consistency here should have no dry crumbly spots and form into firm balls without falling apart.
- If using oil, pour mixture into a large mixing bowl and pour oil over crumb mixture using a rubber spatula until combined.
- Add chocolate chips if desired.
- Evenly distribute mixture into pan and firmly press down so no loose clumps remain.
- Sprinkle with sea salt if using.
- Chill in refrigerator for 1 hour.
- Remove and cut into bars. Store in an airtight container or individually packaged for an easy grab and go snack.