Get your energy boost with a homemade all-natural bar. Beginning with a base of Medjool dates, this recipe for energy bars takes amazingly well to the whims of the nuts and fruits in your pantry. This recipe combines cashews, almonds, coconut and coconut oil with the dates. Then high-quality cocoa, vanilla and espresso add richness and total chocolatey appeal. They may look like brownies, but they are definitely fruit and nut bars, infused with plenty of chocolate flavor and so good for you, too! Get the recipe for Chef John's Chocolate Energy Bars.