Imitation Larabars

Monday, July 14, 2014

Before I begin, I have to do a little shout out to Larabar and say that although this post is not sponsored, I'd be happy to accept a shipment to my door of your product :)  In the meantime, I'll be attempting to make similar products at home and save a few $$.  These are an excellent snack & definitely satisfy a sweet tooth amidst trying to be mindful of a diet.  A forewarning: if you're not careful, they may even blow your diet!!  They're that good.  

These required 5 ingredients.  FIVE.  And ZERO baking.  Basically, if you can read & you own a food processor, you're all set.  The original recipe was found here.

You will need: 
1.5 c. cashews
1/2 tsp. salt
1 c. dates (I used medjool dates.  I de-pitted them & soaked them in water/pat them dry)
1 tsp. vanilla extract
3 tbsp. mini chocolate chips

Process cashews & salt in food processor briefly (3-4 seconds was recommended).  Add pitted dates and process until the mixture is a cookie dough consistency.  Add vanilla extract and process until incorporated.  Lastly, incorporate the chocolate chips.  Line a cookie pan with wax paper & form mixture into a rectangular mold.  Freeze for 15+ minutes or until firm.  Cut & serve!


I may attempt to make other varieties in the future as these were such a hit!  We shall see...

Coming up: SOFRITAS!  
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1 comment:

BusyBourdon said...

i love your blog! it's totally inspiring.
keep it up :) x

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