Need a quick, easy snack idea… one that lacks grains, dairy, and all the toxic processed crud and sugar in mainstream snack foods?
We love Lara bars in the household, but don’t purchase them too often anymore.
Why? When we have them, we tend to eat them. A lot. Even when we don’t “need” to. In a family of 4, that can add up pretty quickly. Lara bars are not inexpensive when you buy them by the truck load!
Hence, do it yourself “Lara” bars!
Paleo “Lara” Bars
1 cup raw almonds
½ cup raw walnuts
¾ cup pitted dates, packed
1 cup unsweetened dried apple slices
¼ cup raisins
1 teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon sea salt
- Line an 8×8 inch baking dish with wax paper so that 2 inches or so hang off each edge of the dish.
- Place all the ingredients in a food processor (or the “dry” container of a Vitamix-type appliance) and blend until finely chopped and sticky.
- Pour the mixture into the baking dish and cover with wax paper. Press the mixture down, using your hands, until smooth.
- Lift the mixture out of the pan, using the edges of the wax paper, and place on a cutting board. Cut into 12 bars and wrap with wax paper or store in a glass container with a tight-fitting lid.
- Store in the refrigerator.
Easy peesy. My home school students make these as part of their nutrition class!
What have you added to this basic recipe to make your bars even more dee-lish?
(We’ve added carob chips, dried pineapple, coconut flakes…)
We still don’t make these too often… or I’d just keep eating them! Can’t even blame it on the kids! They’re just too addicting!
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