Using just dates and 1-5 other ingredients, you can make your very own Lara Bars! You can do this for much cheaper than store bought ones and you can tweak them to how you like them. Which, for me, means chocolate!
You’ll be shocked at how SWEET these are using only dates as your sweetener! They are delicious!
Homemade Chocolate Larabars! Mmmm…
I’ve used the website below as a guide but kind of do my own thing most times. The cashew cookie with added cocoa is a great chocolate one! (It’s just cashews, dates, cocoa, salt, and vanilla! Mmmm, so good!)
Today’s version is almonds, sea salt, vanilla, and dates, SO good! The kids gobble it up, as do I!
But I will say… you can’t really make these without a strong food processor, dates can be very hard to blend! So I wouldn’t even try it if you don’t have a large food processor.
If you don’t take the time to form bars, you can call them Lara Balls, Lara Bites, or Lara Bowls- that’s our joke around here. 🙂
Some friends and I even got together and had a Lara Bar Party! Yeah, it was awesome! We all made different kinds of Lara Bars and then exchanged at the end! You should so steal this idea and have a Lara Bar party yourself! Please invite me if you’re in my area. 🙂
For these below:
1-Blend 1/2 cup almonds to small pieces/ powder.
2- Add 1/2 cup chopped dates (if you chop them first, they’ll blend easier).
3- Add 1/4- 1/2 tsp sea salt, 1/4 tsp vanilla, and 1/4 cup shredded coconut.
4- Blend in food processor. Add a little water while blending to get ball-form consistency.
You can do endless varieties of these so feel free to omit any of the above ingredients and do your own thing… other nuts, dried fruit, etc.