Java Jolts: Coffee-Infused Energy Bars for the Active Foodie


I took a quick jaunt to northern Europe during the broiling summer months in the south. I was in such a rush to get to cooler climates that I forgot to pack my usual granola bars and snacks. So, I felt embarrassed when I shouted in the airplane, “Oh darn! I forgot my nuts!” That won me a whole lot of side-eye from my fellow passengers. 😃 All I could think about was landing and getting a nice cup of Joe.

Venture into the streets of Stockholm, Sweden, where modern design meets a deep appreciation for nature. In a cozy café overlooking the archipelago, you discover the perfect fuel for your outdoor adventures – coffee-infused energy bars.

The barista, with a friendly smile, explains that these bars are a favorite among locals who crave both sustenance and the invigorating power of coffee. Packed with oats, nuts, and a shot of espresso, these bars are a portable burst of energy. As you enjoy one with a backdrop of Nordic landscapes, you realize that Sweden has not only mastered minimalistic design but also the art of combining simplicity with bold flavors.

Try this delicious recipe using  Mokk-a's Cafe Svenska


Java Jolts Coffee-Infused Energy Bars


  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup almond butter
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup ground flaxseed
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup chopped nuts (e.g., almonds, walnuts)
  • 1 shot of espresso (cooled)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt


  1. In a large bowl, combine rolled oats, almond butter, honey, ground flaxseed, chia seeds, chopped nuts, and a pinch of salt.
  2. Add the cooled espresso and vanilla extract to the mixture. Stir until everything is well combined.
  3. Line a baking dish with parchment paper and press the mixture evenly into the dish.
  4. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours to allow the bars to set.
  5. Once set, cut into bars and store in the refrigerator for a quick and energizing snack.

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Until next time, stay caffeinated!