Homemade Lara Bars

Larabars are my favorite on-the-go snack!  They are made from whole foods, are super nutritious, and have a great balance of good protein, carbs, and fat to fill a tummy and sustain energy.  They have many fun flavors, but my favorite is Peanut Butter and Jelly.  At almost $2 a bar, though, these snacks had to be a rare treat, UNTIL I found a way to make them at home!

Using a Blendtec blender or a food processor, you can mix up homeade Larabars in no time, and they only have 4 whole food ingredients.  I mixed it all up, spread it into a baking dish, cut them into bars, and wrapped them up individually to store in my fridge.

Here’s the recipe, which makes about 8 bars, depending on how you cut them:

1/2 C pitted dates

1/2 C dried cherries

2/3 C. peanuts (or almonds for peanut-free)

1/4 t. cinnamon

Mix together until it forms a paste, press into a baking dish, then cut into bars.

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