How much have you spent in the past year on energy bars both in terms of your wallet and in terms of your health? Chances are both were more than you realized. Next time, take control over your food and make your own. Making your own bars can help you control portion size and calories and can also ensure ingredients found in the grocery store, not the chemistry lab. Here’s a recipe to start with! These homemade bars are free of artificial flavors, colors, and preservatives and you won’t find any hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated oils in these tasty treats. Making your own bars is also a great way to control added sugars. So next time you’re at the grocery store, skip the bar aisle and give these homemade snacks a try instead!