Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Homemade Larabars

I love that Larabars are simple and their ingredients can be found right from nature. They don't add any unpronounceable ingredients plus they taste like dessert. In attempt to cut down on our grocery bill I've decided to try making them at home. Making them yourself is so fun and the flavor combinations are endless. Here is a basic recipe that I came up.

Yields 2-3 larabars

.5 cup pecans
.5 cup medjool dates (about 7)
.5 tsp bourbon vanilla
Pinch of cinnamon

1. Deseed and chop dates

2. Add your vanilla, cinnamon, and half of your dates & pecans to your magic bullet or food processor and process until you get a date ball. Add the remaining dates and pecans and process till you get a date ball.

2. Dump mixture in Saran wrap then wrap around mixture and shape it with Saran wrap.

3. Pop into fridge for 30 minutes.

4. After chill cut into bars then indivually wrap them for a quick on the go snack.

We've been experimenting with add-ins such as a tablespoon of oats, sesame seeds, walnuts, etc. and so the turnout has been great! Next up, rolling them in strawberry granola before refrigerating them for a crunchy larabar.


  1. Cool idea! I was jut wandering if I could make larabars myself. Those are my favorite bars. I don't know where I can find dates, though.

    1. If you're in the US I got mine at Costco. If your grocery store has bulk bins, check there too. :)