Energy bars

Today I have partnered with Ocean Spray® to introduce their new product PACt® cranberry extract water – a good option for those looking to increase their hydration year round. I have also made these super easy energy bars that you can make in about just 10 minutes and drink together with these awesome waters to hydrate yourself.

Energy bars | Eat Good 4 Life

One of the unique things about PACt® cranberry extract water that I love is that it contains PACs, or proanthocyanidins – unique, powerful elements found deep inside cranberries, to help cleanse and purify your body better than water alone. These PACs are found in cranberries, not in water. In addition, it is sweetened naturally with only 10 calories per 16 ounce bottle.

Do you know if you are hydrating properly? By going to you can take Ocean Spray’s Hydration IQ survey. The survey only takes about 2 minutes and you will find out if you need to hydrate more than you currently are or you are good to go! I did take it myself and I was surprised at the results.

Results from Hydration Survey:

  • More than 60% of Americans are drinking less than 8 glasses of water a day.
  • Americans aren’t hydrating in other months outside of summer.
  • More than half of Americans don’t feel the need to hydrate when temperatures cool down.

PACt® cranberry extract water makes it easier and healthier to increase hydration year round especially when it comes to kids consuming high sugary juices and soda. This drink is a great alternative, as the taste is also very good!

You can also have this cranberry extract water in different flavors: Cranberry Raspberry, Cranberry Pomegranate, Cranberry Blood Orange, and Cranberry Mango Passionfruit.

A few tips about the energy bars:

  • You can make any combination you like by using other type of nuts.
  • You can use chocolate chips in place of cacao nibs, however, you will increase the sugar content.
  • Keep bars refrigerated for up to 2 weeks.


Energy bars | Eat Good 4 Life

Energy bars | Eat Good 4 Life

Energy bars | Eat Good 4 Life

Energy bars | Eat Good 4 Life


Energy bars

Miryam's original recipe

Yield: 8 servings

Total Time: 10 minutes


  • 2 cups pitted dates
  • 1 cup pistachios
  • 1 cup cashews
  • ¼ cup cacao nibs
  • 2 tbs water


Line a 9x 5 inch loaf baking pan with unbleached parchment paper and set aside.

In a food processor place all the ingredients. Pulse until the mixture comes together.

Place the mixture in the prepared baking pan and with a spatula press until it is uniform on all sides. Place in the refrigerator for 2 hours. Cut into squares and keep leftovers covered in the refrigerator.

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This post was sponsored by Ocean Spray® PACt® cranberry extract water. The opinions and text are all mine.


  1. You are the queen of the energy bars, my friend ;-)

  2. These energy bars sound perfect for a busy day! Plus it’s quick to prepare and very easy! Thanks for sharing! :)

  3. Hi, this looks like a very good recipe to me. I shall definitely make it. I have one reservation, in light of revised information as regards SUGAR….which they quoted at 90g./per day,for 8700kj diet, but now say we should reduce SUGAR to 50g or less, I would consume half the serve, ie; 38g. What do you think Miryam. Best Wishes, Harry

    • The sugar comes from the dates in this recipe so what I would do is perhaps use dried prunes instead of dates which are lower in sugar, or decrease the amount of dates and increase the nut content. You may need 1 more tablespoon of water or so but that is about it. I hope this helps a little :-)

  4. The Energy Bar contains many carbohydrates that replenish blood sugar quickly, instant energy for the body, helping the runner to start smoothly. When running long distances, the fiber in the product helps the body release energy slowly, making you feel fuller for a long time.

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