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    Bought a larabar yesterday

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    It was my first time eating one, and it was pretty good. But it was also $1.50 and TINY.

    So today, I was thinking. What are the ingredients in a larabar? the one I had was walnuts, dates, and bananas. So I put a handful of dried dates in the food processor, added a few dried plums, whizzed them up to a smooth consistency, and then folded in shaved coconut and almonds. I pressed it out into a bar form, and what do you know, a larabar. YUM! When we go shopping this weekend, I'll get more dates and bananas and try to make a banana bread one. Anyone else make their own larabars?

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    Sounds delicious but too carby for me right now... says she who just ate half a fruit plate from the work luncheon.

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    ChocolateCoveredKatie's been doing them for years:

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    There's no shortage of larabar recipes online. I made some with cashews, dates, cocoa powder, cinnamon and lemon zest, deelish. I didn't make them into bars though but into balls and ate them as dessert. Great recipe for the holidays.

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    Theyre really easy to make. Dates, whatever flavor of nuts and dried fruit you prefer. I'll be making some for a backcountry elk hunt, and I add protein powder to them as well. If I buy them, I watch for the grocery store to run them on sale for $1.00 ea and stock up. Right now I have 60 of them. They are great for a fast breakfast on the way out of camp in the morning, or a mid morning snack. I use them for post workout snacks too, along with a piece of leftover chicken breast. Unlike most bars you buy, larabars are clean. No science fair project with them.

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    I just had my first larabars at a festival yesterday. Honestly, I'm confused what all the fuss is about. They're just sugar bars made from dates.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tamo42 View Post
    I just had my first larabars at a festival yesterday. Honestly, I'm confused what all the fuss is about. They're just sugar bars made from dates.
    Yeah, I had my first ones yesterday - sample size ones. I thought they were okay, but nothing to write home about. I'd rather eat some nuts and fruit.
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    Lara bars are my primal version of fast food. I keep them around for times when I have completely failed to plan and have no food. Keeps me from eating non-primal food.

    Actually, I have given up nuts for 30 days and since I seem to feel better without them, Lara bars might be out now anyway. But I found them to be a useful convenience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tamo42 View Post
    I just had my first larabars at a festival yesterday. Honestly, I'm confused what all the fuss is about. They're just sugar bars made from dates.
    They are delicious and I love them after a super intense workout.

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    I use them as easy portable food, especially for travel. Getting a gluten dose will make me really sick, so on longer trips (especially overseas), I will take a box of them along so I know I have something I can safely eat in a pinch. I also tend to keep Larabars, jerky, and nuts around for road trips and to throw in my partner's lunch bag--he has a moving and delivery company and lifts heavy things all day, so he needs portable calories.

    Yes, they're carby, but not all of us eat VLC. I prefer the coconut ones to the really fruity flavours though (not a fan of the banana, for example).
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