Hello, nice to see you again! Between the behind the scenes transfers and the minor tantrum the blog had this week I think we’re back! Have you had larabars? They’re delicious. But like any store-bought bars they can be pricey, so naturally I made some. And they actually turned out delicious. AND, I’d have to say, they were the easiest bar recipe I’ve made to date.
- 1 cup pitted dates (I bought mine in the self-serve bulk section of Whole Foods)
- 1 cup assorted nuts
- 1 cup dried fruit
- I started with one container of mixed nuts that also had dried fruit in it. The one container I bought was two cups worth, so same difference.
- Add all three ingredients to a food processor. Pulse over and over again until the dates seem like they've broken down. That step took me the longest. Probably 3-4 minutes of pulsing to get everything chopped up.
- Once the ingredients are broken apart then process for another 2-3 minutes or until the entire mixture is a big clump.
- Pour the mixture onto a piece of parchment or wax paper and using your hands, flatten and shape into a square, or whatever shape you fancy.
- Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for an hour before cutting. They were incredibly easy to cut. I then re-used the wax paper and plastic wrap to individually wrap each bar.
- This recipe makes 8 bars, but that number will vary depending on how thick or thin you make the bars. I'm really not supposed to eat these with my stomach issues, but I did taste one this morning because Al had already left. I'd have to say they're quite tasty. I had anticipated on tossing in some shredded coconut and dark chocolate chips and really just completely forgot . Next time I will. The sky's the limit here, add whatever you'd like. Enjoy!