Monday, August 22, 2011
Homemade Lara Bars
Sorry I have not posted in a week. We were car shopping and just being busy in general, and I did not take the time to document our happenings. Here is something good we tested out!
I really like LaraBars! But they are at least $1.00 each, if they are on sale, or can be up to $1.75. I decided, they can't be that hard to make, since they are mostly dried fruit and nuts. And I was right; TOTALLY simple. First I googled LaraBar recipe and came across this great site filled with different versions of LaraBars. I then proceeded to make my own flavor based on the ingredients that I had on hand. I am sorry to say that I did eye ball the ingredients, but I took a picture so you could estimate for yourself.
Peanut butter & Jelly LaraBars
Large handful of cashews
Handful of dried, unsweetened cherries
Handful of pitted dates
Handful of rasins
4 Tablespoons natural peanut butter, add more if the mixture isn't sticking together.
Add all the ingredients to a food processor, pulse until starting to stick together. Remove and roll into a ball. Put between parchment paper and roll until 3/4 inch thick, form in a rectangle. Cut into small bars & wrap in plastic wrap. Store in the fridge, until ready to eat. Yum! Makes 10 bars.