Thursday, July 12, 2012

Homemade Larabars

I've never had a Larabar. But Tim had one once and raved about it because it was only four ingredients and it tasted "just like pecan pie." Probably because it was the Pecan Pie flavored one. Anyways, when I brought home two slabs of date paste from a Mediterranean Market store near my parent's house, he wanted to try recreating them at home. This is what he came up with (they are a delish little snack btw):

1/2 pound of date paste
1/2 c. chopped almonds
1/2 c. chopped pecans
Grape Nuts cereal (optional)

Put the date paste and nuts in a bowl and knead together with your hands. You really need to work the nuts into the date paste, so don't be shy about getting right in there. Once its well mixed, flatten it out on a cutting board and sprinkle with Grape Nuts cereal, lightly pressing them into the paste mixture. Put into refrigerator and let them set. Cut into snack size pieces (or just keep it one huge bar that you intend to eat in a single sitting; no judgement here). Use a wet spatula to lift the bars off the cutting board if they stick (putting them in the fridge first should help with this). Wrap in wax paper and store in fridge.

*So true story - Tim has been mistakenly referring to the Larabar as a LUNA Bar, which is a whole other product. A product that's "created by women, for women." Every package is labeled with the tag line, "The Whole Nutrition Bar for Women." Needless to say, sharing that my husband is a very vocal enthusiast of said product made for some good storytelling. However, he realized his error before I published the previous (witty) entry, and so you are left instead with this very matter of fact post. But while we're on the topic, can I just say that creating a food "by women for women" seems a bit unnecessary. Is there really such a gaping hole in the market that a group of women needed to get together to create a nutrition bar with key "feminine-specific" ingredients such as.....? Baffling.


  1. LOL...Dave loves the Luna bars. I went to Target one day to surprise with him a few treats and just couldn't bring myself to by the bars "for women" for him...despite the fact that they are tasty AND have a smore flavored one. He has no hesitation buying them however. He says they're good no matter who they're for. ;)

  2. Hilarious! I love that Tim created these. I can't wait to try the recipe. Oh, can I have Tim's vegan pizza recipe? I want to make them tonight. (Allie)


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