It took me awhile to finally try one because where I live isn’t super up on the food trends, but I would scour the shelves of Wegmans & other stores when I was out of town (like any normal food lover would do!). I finally found them back in December once the good ole Northeast PA brought them to more stores, but I was met with a pretty expensive snack. I gave Chocolate Sea Salt a go, which was delicious & got to thinking, in typical Emily style, that I could totally make these myself. I pondered over it for a while & tried a couple test runs, but didn’t love what I had come up with.
There’s something so fun about making your own snack bars. Plus it’s super easy, that every time I make some I wonder why I don’t do it more often. I like making bars at home because then I can put whatever I want in them & they’re so much cheaper!
Now let’s get into why people are loving RX Bars. First, they contain very little ingredients. If you look at the package, it literally lists the ingredients right on the front & they’re all things we’re familiar with. Also, people like that there’s no added sugar – all the sweetness comes from the dates. They’re pretty dense & chewy, so I typically can’t eat a whole bar in one sitting, but by making your own you can cut off the perfect sized piece & you’re good to go!
Copycat Maple Sea Salt RX Bars
- 1 cup tightly packed pitted dates (about 24)
- 3 scoops your favorite vanilla protein powder
- ½ cup raw cashews
- ½ cup pecans
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- 1 Tbsp water
- Soak dates in warm water for at least 15 minutes. Drain.
- Add all ingredients into food processor. Process until a dough forms.
- Press dough into an 8 x 8 inch pan lined with wax paper.
- Refrigerate for 30 minutes. Slice into bars.
- Store bars in refrigerator up to 1 week.
Makes 8 – 12 bars
*Recipe adapted from Copycat Blueberry RX Bars by Fitful Focus