Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Homemade Larabar (V)

I came across this website with a recipe that is basically for a homemade Larabar, I was pretty excited, turned out great and you can change it up to how you like them- This recipe is not mine, it is from Wellness Mama, I just put it here in case for some reason the link ever stopped working otherwise it's exactly the same minus the comments, Click here for the recipe on the Wellness Mama site, I like to have these at work, or travel, they are nice energy bars. Not sure about Dates and the sugar etc? Well Click Here for a video to learn about the nutritional benefits!

  • 1/3 cup nuts (cashews, almonds, etc) Reminder: peanuts are not nuts!
  • 1/4 cup whole dates (remove pits)-about 3 large dates (also a few dried dates work)
  • 1/4 cup raisins (or more dates)
  • dash of cinnamon (optional)
  1. Put nuts into food processor (or Vitamix) and chop until in small pieces. Remove and put in bowl.
  2. Put dates and raisins (any combination of the two that equals 1/2 cup total) into the food processor and pulse until play dough consistency. It will start to clump together when it is done.
  3. Mix the two ingredients by hand until well incorporated and the consistency of stiff playdough or cookie dough. (You can do this all in the food processor also)
  4. Roll between two sheets of wax paper to a 1/2 inch thickness and cut into bars. (Or make it really easy and just roll into energy balls!)
  5. Wrap in wax paper, plastic wrap or snack size ziploc bags (or glass containers if you aren’t giving to kids) and store in fridge until ready to use.
  6. Enjoy!
Uses for the Wellness Bar: Fast on the go meal, delicious snack for kids, easy dessert, camping or hiking food, energy bar for sustained workouts, and non-messy food for roadtrips.

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