Homemade Lara Bars


It can be hard to find wholesome snacks that don’t have a bunch of ingredients that you can’t even pronounce.

The Lara bars are one of my favorite “processed food” snacks that could actually be considered healthy. The cashew cookie Lara bars only have 2 ingredients: cashews and dates. That is pure and simple at its best! But, they are kind of pricey ranging from $1-$2 per bar!

But, not to worry. Making your own larabars is so easy make that it is almost like a crime to pay that much for them.  The Lara bars recipe is super simple and anybody can make these. It would be an absolutely great project for enlisting a little helper.

The ratio for the bars is simple. Start off with a 1:1 ratio of cashews to dates. I used 1 cup of each.

Put the cashews into your food processor and process for about 60 seconds. Try to resist the urge to eat some of them :)
You want to process them until they are mostly little bits with a few chunks. It doesn’t hurt to test the quality with a little taste test.
Now put the dates in the food processor and process for about 60 seconds, until they are a paste and form a ball.
Add the cashews back in and blend on medium for about 30-60 seconds. The mixture will look like lots of tiny balls.
Line a 8×5 loaf pan with plastic wrap and press the mixture into the pan using your hands or the back of a measuring cup. You could also just roll them into balls if your prefer.
Chill for 20 minutes or more and cut into bars. But, if you can’t resist their delicious power, go ahead and dig right in!


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