Sunday, August 26, 2012

Power Bars: Our Larabar recipe

We lived on Larabars this summer.  At over $1.50 a piece, we vowed to figure out how to make them.  Unlike the Soy laden, Clif bar, Larabars have 2 or 3 ingredients, so we guessed we could figure it out.

Here's the recipes we concocted today.

Trail Fudge Bars 
Makes 6 bars

1 cup of walnuts
1 cup of dates
1 tsp of almond extract, organic
1/8 + 1/16th of a tsp of salt
3 T of unsweetened cocoa powder

We whirred it all in our Cuisinart for 4 or 5 minutes to turn the walnuts into a nice walnuty paste.  Pull the dough out, and shape into bars!  Delicious fudgy yum for your active life! 

Carmel Latte Bars

Makes 12 bars

2 cups of almonds
2 cups of dates and dried apricots (total) - use as many apricots as you want, fill in the rest of the 2 cups with dates
2 tsp of vanilla extract
3/8 tsp of salt

I whirred this together in the Cuisinart for 8 minutes.  Then we pulled the dough out, and shaped it into bars
I am not sure how, but these taste like carmel!

I am sure that any mix, at a 1 to 1 ratio, of nuts and dried fruit will work.

Nuts and seeds to try
Sesame seeds
Hemp seeds
Pumpkin seeds
Sunflower seeds

Dried fruit to try (I'd always include some dates for the sweetness and consistency to be right)
Dried Apricots, cherries, mangoes, papayas

Things to add
Dried coconut
For every cup of nuts, add a tsp of vanilla or other extracts
For every cup of nuts, include 1/8 + 1/16 tsp of salt (this is optional, but I always do it)

Have fun!  
Create a way!
Post your ideas in our comment section!


Anonymous said...

Hello! Stacy from Larabar here - what a great post! Please email me at, I'd like to send you a special treat!

Anonymous said...

Hello! Stacy from LĂ„RABAR here - what a great recipe! Please shoot me an email at, I have some goodies I'd like to send you! Thanks :)