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Take your pick
Which bar tastes great—and gives you a boost? Here, four standout energy bars that we put to the test. See how they stacked up.
CLIF White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Energy Bar
Total fat: 7 grams
Fiber: 4 grams
Protein: 9 grams
Carbs: 41 grams
Made with organic oats and soybeans, this soft and chewy bar is as sweet as a cookie and as satisfying as a bowl of oatmeal. Loaded with protein and carbs, it’s a great pick for a long or intense workout.
PowerBar Pure & Simple Energy Roasted Peanut Butter Long Lasting Energy Bar
Total fat: 4 grams
Fiber: 2 grams
Protein: 5 grams
Carbs: 22 grams
Love a salty-and-sweet combo? You’ll dig this chewy mix of hearty peanuts and sweet raisins. This bar serves up oats, soy crisps, and almond butter, too—a lot of nutritional perks for just 140 calories.
LUNA Protein Chocolate Peanut Butter
Total fat: 9 grams
Fiber: 3 grams
Protein: 12 grams
Carbs: 19 grams
This bar is dipped in a cocoa coating and has a nougat-like center. It’s almost like candy—our tasters noted it didn’t have an “energy bar” taste. Its 12 grams of protein will motor you through long workouts.
Bumble Bar Chunky Cherry Organic Energy
Total fat: 12 grams
Fiber: 4 grams
Protein: 4 grams
Carbs: 16 grams
Our testers couldn’t get enough of the sweet cherries and delicate nuttiness. Though this bar has 12 grams of fat, most of it is from the healthy fats in the almonds, sesame seeds, and flax.