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.  


  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

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

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

  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

  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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