I don't know about you, but I love Lara bars. What's not to love? They're gooey, chewy, sweet, natural and full of nutrients. A few weeks ago, I made homemade granola bars for Liberty, which I never got around to photographing. While I was searching for recipes, I felt inspired to try my own version of Lara bars. The recipe is so easy, you'll never want to buy them again. Except that when you make an entire batch, there's that many more to munch on at home. Warning: Serious self-discipline may be required!
• 4 cups whole, pitted dates
• 2 cups walnuts or almonds
• 1 cup dried berries (I used blueberries)
• 3 tablespoons almond butter or nut butter of your choice
• Water (optional)
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1. Line baking pan with a piece of parchment paper and set aside.
2. Use a food processor to chop dates. Add nuts and nut butter. Add dried berries last. Use a small amount of water if necessary.
3. If the ingredients are too much to fit into the processor at one time, use half of each ingredient, place in bowl and set aside and chop remaining ingredients.
4. Scrape into the prepared pan.
5. Once the ingredients have been processed and placed into the pan, cover with a second sheet of parchment paper and press evenly into the shape of the pan.
6. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before slicing.
*The reason they are sliced so small, is because Liberty and I could barely stop ourselves from eating them until I had enough daylight to take pictures!
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