Craig and I both really like Larabars- especially the Mint Chip Brownie flavor. At $1.50 a bar though, we don’t buy them regularly. Instead, I found a simple recipe to make them at home. Over the past couple years, I have made a few modifications, including adding almonds for additional protein.
It’s a pretty simple recipe, is no-bake and takes only 15 minutes to make. The only caveat is that you do need a food processor (or blender).
|The main ingredients: oats, dates, chocolate chips, mint extract and cocoa powder.|
- 1 1/2 cup pitted medjool dates
- 1 cup rolled outs
- 2 tbsps cocoa powder
- ¼ tsp peppermint extract
- ¼ cup chocolate chips
- ¼ almonds (optional)
- Combine all ingredients in a food processor or blender
- Process until finely ground
- Press “dough” into a pan, forming into rectangle.
- Cut into bars
- Refrigerate > 30 min
|What it looks like when the dough is pressed into a pan.|
|The final product!|
I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do! I ate a bar after my long run today, and it was delicious (and this was not just because I was super hungry).
|Enjoying a bar after my 7 mile run. |
I wrap the bars individually in Saran Wrap to make them a to-go snack.
This is my first recipe-related post. While I don’t plan on turning this into a food blog, I thought it would be fun to share healthy recipes that I have had success with and utilize consistently.