this recipe for Homemade Larabars, I decided to give it a try! They were fairly easy to make with the help of my food processor, and a good snack to grab as I rushed through the kitchen in between nursing sessions, laundry, diaper changes, and entertaining my little man.
A disclaimer: I've never eaten an actual Larabar, so I can't comment on how these compare to the real deal. They were described on the recipe as tasting like Snicker's bars, and I definitely wouldn't go that far! These bars have chocolate peanut butter flavor, but they don't even come close to tasting like a Snicker's bar in my book, especially because the underlying date flavor is still very noticeable. Just had to get that out there!
With Larabars costing over $1.00 each, these homemade bars are definitely a more economical way to have a tasty energy bar on hand. They would also be an awesome addition if you are taking a meal to a family with a new baby because they are a perfect quick snack for nursing moms.
I adjusted the recipe a little and used 1 lb of dates, which came out to be about 3 cups, from the bulk section of our natural foods store. I also used vegan chocolate chips to meet my diary free requirement. The next time that I make a batch of these bars, I think I will add in another tablespoon of peanut butter to see if I can up the peanut butter flavor. You can find the recipe here!