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I run a lot (usually 7 or 8 runs per week) and do plenty of other workouts and hikes sprinkled throughout the week. My Garmin watch tells me I burn upwards of 2,600 calories every day. For that reason, I am always looking for tasty ways to get a balanced dose of quick calories throughout the day.
Those hipster store-bought energy bars are okay, but 1) they are expensive, and 2) most of their calories come from syrups and other cheap ingredients. I much prefer to make my own snacks.
Recently I was experimenting with just that and ended up with something really cool. After pulsing some chickpeas + dates + protein powder + almond butter in the food processor, I had something delicious that reminded me very much of cookie batter. It tasted great on its own, but when I tried popping them into the oven, they