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Karly Blair
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"Eat Whole, Live Whole"
“It’s A Sweet Life” Bar
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Life Just Got A Little Sweeter!

Homemade Lara Bar Recipe

This is my version of a Lara Bar that fits exactly what I like the best. What’s great about making your own healthy nut bars, is that you can get the ingredients just right for you or someone you love.

As you can see, I like it pretty simple.

"It's A Sweet Life" Bar
 
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Yield: 2 cups
 
Ingredients
  • ½ cup almonds, whole with skins
  • ½ cup pecans
  • 20 dates
  • ½ cup mini dark chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. A food processor with the blade tool works best for this recipe.
  2. Make sure all the pits are removed from the dates.
  3. Add the almonds, pecans and the dates into the food processor.
  4. Turn it on and let it chop and blend the ingredients together until you can make a ball out of it without it being too sticky.
  5. Add more nuts or dates to make it the right stickiness. This will all depend on how moist or dry your dates are.
  6. Press the mixture into a glass pan and cut into bars.
  7. Wrap the bars in plastic wrap and keep them in the refrigerator or freezer ready for school or work lunches or anytime energy snacks.

Variations

Chocolate Covered Date BarHomemade Valentine Candy
I made these bars extra special by putting a layer of my Coconut Creamy Filling recipe on them.

Before dipping them in chocolate, be sure to place the bars with or without the creamy filling on top on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and freeze them in the freezer. This is important so that they will be firm and won’t fall apart when dipping.

Melt the chocolate in a double boiling pan or special chocolate melting unit, melt 2-3 cups of dark chocolate chips.

Dip the bars into the chocolate and place the bars on a metal rack with a cookie sheet underneath so the chocolate can drip off the bottom before transferring onto a parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Place in the refrigerator or freezer to help set the chocolate faster. I chose to drizzle chocolate on top as well.

You can dip them in chocolate and sprinkle coconut, or a variety of nuts, seeds and dried fruit or a drizzle of chocolate on top.

You can shape them into balls or just about any shape you want.

Consider using it in my “Love Ya” Candy recipe.

You can use this recipe as a pie crust or a layer for a variety of dessert recipes such as fudge.

Photos by: Karly Blair

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