larabars

Homemade “Larabars”

I love to have a quick “bar” to have on the go or to keep in the car but its really hard to find one that has simple ingredients.

Larabars are great but I don’t always want the nuts in them so why not  make them at home!! That way you can make your own flavors. I have Crohn’s Disease so I have to be careful about eating too many nuts.

Homemade “Nutfree” Larabars12274237_866574203440883_1411561316129090121_n

  • Packed 1/2 cup pitted dates
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/16 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • scant 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1-3 tbsp chocolate chips or chocolate bar pieces

Put all the ingredients together in your food processor, and blend. (I like to make 1/2 a batch and use the Magic Bullet short cup.) You can reserve a few of the chocolate chips to add, post-blending, if you wish.  This recipe yields  a little over the size of two Larabars. I like to put them in greased muffin lines and press down with a spoon. Throw them in a bag and put in your fridge!

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