Home » Faux Lara Bars

Faux Lara Bars

  My husband really likes Larabars. In fact, he loves them. His favorite kind is the Peanut Butter and Jelly Bar (find them here). They were always something I wanted to try to make, so I finally did! There are only 4 ingredients in the bar, so I figured it would really be a problem of ratios of ingredients. I found a few recipes online, but I ultimately decided to try my own out (I did, however, use them method found here).  

Faux Peanut Butter and Jelly Lara Bars

  • 1/2 cup (about 80 grams) unsweetened dried cherries
  • 80 grams dates (really, you just want this to be the same amount as the cherries)
  • 3/4 cup peanuts (unsalted - if you use salted, omit the salt)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  1. Put cherries, dates, and salt into food processor. Process until it becomes paste-like.
  2. Remove paste from food processor. Place in separate bowl.
  3. Grind peanuts in food processor until the peanuts are little pieces. (Don't grind too much - you don't want peanut butter!)
  4. Transfer the peanuts to the bowl with the cherry-date paste. At this point, you can either try to stir it all together with a spoon, or use your hands to mix it all together (that's what I did!)
  5. Once everything is incorporated, you can make little energy balls, larger bars, or smaller bars. I made what look like mini-bars. Very cute!
  NOTE: when I made them, I used 1 cup peanuts - this was too many! The result wasn't bad, but it was definitely peanut-heavy.  I suggest 3/4 cup, but feel free to experiment!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *