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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Larabars

I have never actually had a Larabar.  Is that bad?  I have seen lots of recipes recently for them, so I decided it was time to try them.  They are full of good for you ingredients, so they are a great change from the regular granola bars. They also make a great, quick on the go breakfast.

It should come as no surprise that for my first step into these bars, I went with a peanut butter and chocolate combo.  It has never steered me wrong before, so why question it this time.  The possibilities are endless though; chocolate, oatmeal chocolate chip, raisins, cranberries, other nuts etc.  Have fun testing out new combinations.  There is no baking involved, so they come together very quickly!

These were great to have on hand for a quick snack.  My 7 year old enjoyed them, and I felt good giving him a snack that was healthy, and not full of preservatives and chemicals.  I did not run the nutrition information, so I do not know how it compares to the store bought variety.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Larabars
 
Serves: 8
Prep time:
Total time:

 
Make your own Larabars at home
Ingredients
  • 8 oz dates, pitted
  • ½ cup peanuts
  • 2 Tbls peanut butter
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ cup chocolate chips

Instructions
  1. Line an 8×8 inch baking pan with plastic wrap (or a small sheet pan). Set aside.
  2. In a food processor combine the dates and the peanuts. Blend on high until it forms a paste. Add the peanut butter and salt, blend until it forms a ball of dough. If it is crumbly, add water 1 tsp at a time, until it forms a ball. Add chocolate chips, and pulse a few times.
  3. Press the dough into the prepared pan. It should be about ¾ in thick (mine was a little thinner). Refrigerate for 30 minutes before cutting into bars. Wrap bars in plastic wrap, and store the in the fridge.

Notes
Adapted from The WannaBe Chef

 

 

 

Comments

  1. Last night my hubby asked me to make some healthy snack to take to work and then bingo! You’ve posted this. Thank you!!

  2. Yummy! I am going to make this tonight! Looks delish!

  3. make your own lara bars- love it!

  4. Lovely bars… the dates must be really good with this one. :)

  5. Yummy!

  6. Great bars Erin and nice for all the holiday sweets that we will be consumed by me :) I need to eat healthier!

  7. What a great snack, I love the PB & chocolate combination!

  8. Love the combination of peanut butter and chocolate! Delish!!! What a perfect handmade snack!

  9. Being inches away from December and the christmas season, these larabars are a perfect holiday treat! Can be packed into gifts and care packages :) YUMMY!

  10. I don’t think I have tried these, but they do look tasty :)

  11. Yum! I always love a healthier snack!

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