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Zeroing In On the Best Energy Bars

As a meal replacer, pre- or post-workout treat, afternoon snack, or protein source, here are our top picks for the best tasting and most nutritious energy bars.

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Best Energy Bars: Pure Raw Fruit & Nut Bars
Photo: Lee Harrelson, Styling: Mindi Shapiro

Best Natural Bar: Pure Raw Fruit & Nut Bar

Our top flavor pick: Blueberry

Bar Stats: 190 calories, 6g protein, 8g fat (0.5g saturated), 3g fiber, 19g sugars

Pros: Made with nuts, seeds, and dried fruits, raw food bars harvest Mother Nature's finest energy with minimal processing. Ranking them depends on your priorities. Organic a must? Pure bars are 100% organic; our runner up, Cashew Cookie Larabar, is not. Fat an issue? Pure edges out Larabar with a little less fat (8 grams versus 13). Love variety? Larabars offer a deliciously longer list of flavors from Cherry Pie to new Tropical Fruit Tart.

Cons: Lower amounts of protein than most energy bars.

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