Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Homemade Brownie Larabars

Do you eat Larabars?  

They are made only with fruit and nuts.  And my favorites, of course, contain chocolate.  When I saw this post over at Chocolate Covered Katie's blog, I knew I wanted to give it a try.  I found a large container of dates at Sam's Club the other day, and decided it was time.

Homemade Brownie Larabars from CCK

  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1 and 1/3 cups pitted dates
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3-4 T cocoa powder (I used Hershey's Dark cocoa)
  • 1/8 tsp salt (optional)
  • chocolate chips (optional) (of course I used chocolate chips! Ghirardelli 60% chips)
Blend all the ingredients, using a food processor, Magic Bullet, etc. Form into bars. (bars are sticky, so I placed in between waxed paper and shaped them into 'bars')
Verdict?  They taste just like Larabars!  Wholesome ingredients that are great for an energy boost or quick snack on-the-go.  You can change up the nuts and add different fruits to make your own varieties of bars.  

6 comments:

  1. I'm not crazy about some of the Larabar flavors, but I LOVE the chocolate ones. Pinned this and definitely making it soon! :D

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  2. Yum, this sounds so delicious! Would you consider linking it up at my Pinworthy Projects Party? I hope to see you there!

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  3. These are so expensive in the store. Thanks for sharing this recipe on foodie friday.

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  4. These bars look delicious! We are so glad to have you join us for our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday". See you again next week!! -The Sisters

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  5. I love those bars! What a great idea! New follower from hop! Love for you stop by and say hi when you get a chance!

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