Homemade Larabars (4 ways including nut-free!)

Well, I stand corrected. All this time readers have been telling me I should make my own Larabars at home, and I proudly stood my ground saying I already make too many things from scratch so I would continue to buy them from the store. But that was until I figured out homemade LARABARS taste SO good compared to the packaged ones! On a recent blog post I shared that extra good food is worth the extra effort to me so it should be no surprise that I will have to start making these on a regular basis now!

Plus since Larabars are such a simple snack, using only a few whole ingredients, that means they are simple to make at home as well. All you need are Medjool Dates, which can be found in the produce section if your store carries them, and some nuts, peanut butter, seeds and/or granola. And thanks to the seed version those who are nut-free can enjoy these bars now, too. They are the perfect “on-the-go” snack, and my girls were so excited when they saw me putting together the pictured platter…it was like torture for them waiting for me to finish taking pictures! My daughters seriously love these things.

Cashew Cookie Larabar

But that was until I figured out homemade Larabars taste SO much better than the packaged ones! On a recent blog post I shared that
4.8 from 78 votes
Prep Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 10 mins
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Servings: 12 squares

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup Medjool dates pitted
  • 1 cup cashews raw
  • ¼ cup peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon water

Instructions
 

  • Combine dates, cashews, peanut butter and water in a food processor and puree until mixture starts to stick together. Add a little more water if necessary to help mixture come together.
  • Pick up date mixture and using your hands work to squeeze it together into one big clump. Mash it down on a cutting board or sheet of wax paper to form into one even rectangle shape using the sides of your hands (or a knife) to make the edges straight.
  • Slice into 12 even squares. For best results store in the fridge, although bars can be kept at room temperature.

Notes

Nutrition Facts
Nutrition Facts
Cashew Cookie Larabar
Amount Per Serving
Calories 121 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 31mg1%
Potassium 192mg5%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 20IU0%
Calcium 14mg1%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Granola Larabar

Granola Larabar
4.8 from 78 votes
Prep Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 15 mins
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Servings: 8 squares

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup granola homemade (see below for link to recipe)
  • ½ cup Medjool dates pitted
  • 1 tablespoon water

Instructions
 

  • Combine
    , dates and water in a food processor and puree until mixture starts to stick together. Add a little more water if necessary to help mixture come together.
  • Pick up date mixture and using your hands work to squeeze it together into one big clump. Mash it down on a cutting board or sheet of wax paper to form into one even rectangle shape using the sides of your hands (or a knife) to make the edges straight.
  • Slice into 8 even squares. For best results store in the fridge, although bars can be kept at room temperature.

Notes

* Sub coconut oil for the butter in the granola to make this recipe dairy free.
Nutrition Facts
Nutrition Facts
Granola Larabar
Amount Per Serving
Calories 97 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 5mg0%
Potassium 123mg4%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 15IU0%
Calcium 19mg2%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Peanut Butter Larabar

Peanut Butter Larabar
4.8 from 78 votes
Prep Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 10 mins
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Servings: 8 squares

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Combine dates and peanut butter in a food processor and puree until mixture starts to stick together. Add a little more water if necessary to help mixture come together.
  • Pick up date mixture and using your hands work to squeeze it together into one big clump. Mash it down on a cutting board or sheet of wax paper to form into one even rectangle shape using the sides of your hands (or a knife) to make the edges straight.
  • Slice into 8 even squares. For best results store in the fridge, although bars can be kept at room temperature.

Notes

Nutrition Facts
Nutrition Facts
Peanut Butter Larabar
Amount Per Serving
Calories 135 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 87mg4%
Potassium 236mg7%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 25IU1%
Calcium 17mg2%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Also be sure to check out my nut free Larabar recipe.

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381 thoughts on “Homemade Larabars (4 ways including nut-free!)”

  1. faasfive@gmail.com

    5 stars
    We just made the Cashew Cookie Larabars and they were delicious. So easy to make. We will definitely be making these again.

  2. 5 stars
    I can’t believe how easy and fast this was to make. My kids are SUPER picky, and they loved these homemade Lara bars. Even my husband requested me to make this again. I still can’t believe my kids ate nuts AND dates. I will definitely be using this recipe on repeat.

    Thanks for sharing!

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