…homemade larabars

23 11 2010

so i LOVE larabars. like, love love. they-are-so-easy-to-stash-in-my-purse-and-be-a-healthy-but-yet-dense-snack kind of love.

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however… they get pricey. so about a year ago, i started making my own to save a few dimes.

being the sweet tooth i am, i played with the original cashew cookie flavor and added vanilla and chocolate chips.

AND THEN they introduced the new chocolate chip cookie flavors! for a reason unbeknownst to me, my whole foods doesn’t sell them, but i finally tracked a pb chocolate chip cookie dough bar down last week… and boy oh boy, did i have a lot to learn!!!! i needed WAY more chocolate!!!!

and so began my love affair with my larabar inspired bars. mmmm.

in a food processor, throw in a cup of cashews and 3/4 cup of dates. add a heaping cup of chocolate/carob chips and about a teaspoon of vanilla and a dash of cinnamon…. give them a whirl (or… pulse repeatedly every so often as to not scare your new puppy)… and throw into your pan…

then with your fork firmly press them down into your pan. you can make them as thick as you like (thicker the better to me!)and then slice once they’ve refrigerated and set. in order to maintain self control, i wrap them up into single servings and the love affair continues… look, even the boss is interested! 

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2 responses

23 11 2010
Caroline

These sound yummy neener… can I try one on Thanksgiving? Do you give out samples?

23 11 2010
tina

they are yummy!!!! i have 2 left… i can leave some for you thursday 😉

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