I stock up on Larabars when I can get them at .50 per bar. I do this with a .75/3 coupon printed from coupons.com, doubled at a store that has them on sale for $1.
Ya know, I've tried many different flavors but the only one I really like is Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough. In my opinion, it is the best.
I love them all except the cookie/chocolate varieties. My favorites are the new Key Lime Pie and Lemon Bar. Damn!
I need to make some of these. If I do I'll try to stop being lazy and actually document the process.
They only carry four or five flavours of them here in Canada, and the cheapest I've ever seen them is $1, by buying a box of 16 for $16. And we don't get to do rad things like doubling coupons here, either.
The Cashew Cookie is my favorite.
I rarely see them as low as $1, but I stock up when they're that cheap!
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I make them a lot. Just throw the dates into a food processor and process until you get a big ball. Add whatever goodies you like (in the food processor or transfer to a bowl and mix by hand, great workout!), then spread it out on an 8 x 8 pan (use parchment paper to avoid sticking, bottom and top) and press to compact. Easy peasy!
Also, if you have a Grocery Outlet in your area, you can find a box of 16 for $5.99, quite the deal! Do watch out for the Uber Lara bars if you are grain free (brown rice syrup), though as a once in a blue moon quick snack they are pretty good.
I wouldn't care if it costs more to make them yourself. I find most of the Lara bars have a strange taste to them. They taste more like sour raisins to me than dates.
I have found imported pressed dates at an Asian market. It's probably possible to find something similar elsewhere. It's basically dates already smooshed up into a block. You could probably use those date things with the coconut on them as a base, too. I've used this stuff to make bars by hand since I don't have a food processor (yet).
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