Chocolate Peanut Skout Bars 1

Chocolate Peanut ‘Skout’ Bars

Serves: 4 (big bars) or 6 medium

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Happy Monday! I hope you had a great weekend! We had amazing sunny and HOT weather! Saturday was actually gorgeous, despite the heat, but Sunday…..well, let’s just say the east coast humidity finally rolled in! So instead of melting in the heat yesterday, I went and took a relaxing yoga class in the morning and did some organizing inside during the day. Around 7:00pm I finally got out and took a nice walk to get some fresh air! There was a cool(er) breeze out by then too, so it was very enjoyable.

Enough about the weekend though, let’s talk about today’s recipe! I posted a sneak peak of this last week on my WIAW and had a lot of requests for the recipe ASAP! So, I am here to deliver it to you today! πŸ™‚ But just a quick background to the name first. A few months ago, while I was in AZ, I found these bars at Whole Foods called Skout bars. Of course, I have about 900 bars in my house, so last Sunday, I finally got around to trying one of these Skout bars. Well, all I have to say is it was AMAZING! I was totally in love with everything about it — flavor, nutrition stats, ingredients! Of course, since I can’t find them here in NJ I knew I had to figure out how to recreate them! And that I did! The nutrition stats are almost exact! I even impressed myself with this one! haha I have made 2 batches in the last week and both were gone within in only a few days! Now I just need to get to work on the other flavors! I hope you enjoy them! πŸ™‚

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Fit Ingredients

  • 1 c (80g) oats
  • 15 (3.75oz) dates, soaked in water for 2-3 hours
  • 1 tbs (7g) raw cacao powder (or cocoa powder)
  • 1/4 c (28g) peanuts, crushed
  • Sweetener, optional

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  • food processor/magic bullet

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Directions

1) Drain the water from your dates.

2) Blend your dates in the food processor until a paste is formed.

3) Add your oats, peanuts and cacao powder (and sweetener) to the dates.

4) Blend well.

5) Spread mixture into a pan.

Now you have two (2) options:

A) you can leave the bars raw and store them in the fridge after slicing OR

B) you can bake them at 375 degrees for 15-20 minutes.

I made the bars both ways and enjoyed them both! I prefer the texture of the raw bar, but liked that the baked bars were a little more durable when I found them in the bottom of my gym bag tossed it in my gym bag for before my lift πŸ™‚

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Either way they are AMAZING, totally clean and taste AWESOME! πŸ™‚ I love when the chocolate flavor isn’t overwhelming and the peanuts give them a great crunch! Plus, peanuts and chocolate…yes please! πŸ™‚ This batch didn’t even make it to the boyfriend! I finished them all off!

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Just for size reference you can see that these are BIG bars when made into 4! They are about 3/4 the length of my cell phone and the same thickness! Gotta love big bars!

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Nutrition: (for 1 out of 4 bars)

Calories: 199.4, Protein: 4.6g, Carbs: 34.2g, Fat: 5.3g (1g Saturated), Sodium: 1mg, Fiber: 5g (Net Carbs: 39.2g)

**Such amazing nutrition stats too! πŸ™‚

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*Have you ever had a Skout bar?

*What bar would you like to be able to recreate at home?

*Can you find Skout bars in your area? (If so, send me some ASAP! haha Just Kidding πŸ˜‰ )

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23 Comments
  • I've never had a Skout bar, but now I wanna hop on the next flight to Arizona so I can get one!! Before your sister moves back with you, I totally think you should tell her to stock up for you :)
    June 24, 2013
  • I've never heard of the Skout bar, but yours look very tasty. I love that the ingredient list is very short and dates make everything taste better. Looks like a must try!
    June 24, 2013
  • Christie
    Im totally makin these today... Yummy
    June 24, 2013
  • They look delish!!! This is a food processor one so not happening here BUT I can always head over to Whole Foods - right! ;) Want me to send some! ;) I kinda would like a bit healthier version of the Luna bar although it is fine - so many ingredients on the label - need to take out my reading glasses to read. :)
    June 24, 2013
  • never heard of a skout bar before .. but I'd much rather have a homemade version. These look delicious
    June 24, 2013
  • I LOVE SKOUT BARS!!! But I can't find them anywhere near me anywhere! Every flavor is so delicious! Love the chocolate pb and the blueberry the best! Cannot wait to make these!!
    June 24, 2013
  • These look awesome! Cannot believe how hot it is today and supposedly it is supposed to bad tomorrow as well. Oh well, it is summer and I'll take it over the cold any day of the week. ;) Happy Monday!
    June 24, 2013
  • I have never had a Skout bar, but if it's like what you just posted, then I'm sure I'd love it. :)
    June 24, 2013
  • is it bad that i've never heard of skout bars? But these look great!
    June 24, 2013
  • I've never had a Skout bar before but these look delicious :) I need to get a high powered food processor that can actually blend dates.
    June 25, 2013
  • Elizabeth
    I just found your blog and made these yesterday. They were really easy and are so delish! I added Rainer Cherries and some raw goji berries as well. Really embarrassing... I have never done anything with dates before...so... (can't believe I'm telling you this) I just put the whole date(s) in my food processor and baked them with the pits still in there. I have to eat them really carefully and slowly. haha!
    June 28, 2013

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