Homemade Larabars

These are so yummy and so easy to make! We have been buying store bought Larabars, but they can get expensive so I wanted to see if making them at home would be any cheaper. Depending on how much everything you use to make them is, it does seem it can be cheaper or about the same price at worst. The nice thing about making them is you can get creative on the flavor combinations! I love these because they are something you can grab on the way out the door, or throw in your purse or diaper bag for a snack later. Lyla won’t eat the store bought Larabars but this morning she ate my homemade chocolate almond ones! I was so excited! So try out these recipes or make up your own!

Chocolate Almond Larabar

1/2-1 cup whole pitted dates (I started with a 1/2 cup first and then added more because the mixture wasn’t quite sticky enough)

1/2 almonds

2-3 tsps. cocoa powder

1/2-1 tsp. vanilla extract

Combine everything into a food processor and process until well mixed and the nuts and dates are broken down (I taste a small amount of mixture at this point and add more of whatever if I need to and reprocess). Then form into bars or balls whatever you prefer. Wrap them in saran wrap and store in the fridge.

Lime Coconut Larabars 

1/2-1 cup whole pitted dates

1/2 cup almonds

1 tbsp. lime juice

1/3 cup unsweetened dried coconut flakes or shavings

salt (just a pinch)

Directions same as above.

Orange Larabars

1/2-1 cup whole pitted dates

1/2 cup almonds

1/3 cup raisins

1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

1/4 tsp. orange extract

1 1/2 tbsps. cocoa powder ( optional) (I made these bars the first time without the cocoa powder and the second time with, both ways are really good!)

Directions same as above.

Each recipe makes 3-4 bars depending on how big you make them.

*This is a picture of what the chocolate almond larabar looks like. The lime coconut will look similar but be lighter colored.

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