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    Homemade larabars

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    Do any of you make your own "larabars"
    My hubbys going to be away on a moterbike trip, end of this month and i was trying to think of good energy type things I can send with him that dont take up a lot of room.
    Ran across larabars but on looking at the ingredients am wondering if I couldent just make my own?

    Are they blended smooth and formed into bars or chunky or?
    Any fav combinations?
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    i think we get larabars here in our organic food store. incredibly expensive. i make raw fruit cake which you can make into bars. i have even made it into balls and dipped them in dark choc. i can dig out the recipe if you would like. i have also ground up things like cashews and apricots and dates and made bars. and then there are also the cocoa almond balls out the PB cookbook i think which i take tramping with us sometimes.

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    I guess a dollar each is pretty expensive when you think about it. 230 calories in the cashew cookie. it would take five of them to pass 1000 calories = $5.00. Wait, that's actually not a bad deal... I don't know now!


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    well add on shipping to 'cause I found them at iherb in the US.. so id have to have them shipped over.. & then im sure customs would want to stick their paw in..
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    I looked into it but it was like the same price to buy them, as it was to make them, so I just buy them for $1.25 when I want one.
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    They're so damn easy to make.

    I get a kg of pitted dates (not medjool, but sayer dates, they're smaller and I think they taste better) for $5.

    I put about 3/4c dates in my mini chopper and about 1/3 c. nuts, a couple tbsp toasted unsweetened coconut (I leave this out sometimes) and cocoa powder, a splash of vanilla, a couple scrinches of sea salt and pulse until it rolls up into a big ball in the processor. This makes 4 bars in around 65g each (yes, I'm a spaz and weigh them so they're the same). I don't eat them but my mister likes to take them in his lunch.

    I switch the flavours up pretty much every time I make them. His fave is cocoa, coconut and roasted cashews, although he said macs make a moister bar. He also likes when I throw some cacao nibs in there, he says it adds a nice crunch.

    I've left out the cocoa and used some pumpkin pie spice and subbed pecans before, he loves those.

    The combinations are endless and they're so cheap to make I can't justify buying them.

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    I've never tried them, but you can see the ingredients listed on their products page as a guide. Ingredients are listed most first, least last. You could make any of them.

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    Thanks thats pretty much the info I was looking for.. so im guessing the dates work as the sweeter & binder, & I could add any dried fruit, nuts etc to obtain the desired flavor....
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    crap.. I thought I had a bag of dates in the cupboard.. looks like somebody snarfed them....
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    lemontwisst nailed it. That's your basic recipe...nuts and dates. That's the base of every lara bar. If you use those two things whatever third thing you add can become a major flavor. Dark chocolate? Yes, please. My personal favorite is adding dried cherries. So amazing.

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