Homemade Lara Bars
I’ve been eating Lara bars for probably four or five years now. And EVERY TIME I eat one, I turn over the wrapper, look at the very simple ingredient list (for example: peanuts and dates), and think, “I could make these.”
And now, five years later, here we are:
And you know what? I was right—I could make them! These taste JUST like the peanut butter cookie Lara bars. And sure enough, they were SO easy to make.
Two cups of peanuts:
10 pitted dates (about 1.5 cups):
Pulsed in the food processor for about two minutes, until it looked like this:
…and then pressed into an 8×8 pan that had been lined with saran wrap. I used the top of the wrap to press the bars down to ensure that they would be nice and firm. Refrigerate for a few hours, and then cut into bars. A few of the bars were a little crumbly, and those I rolled into balls. Still dang tasty:
And now I’ll never have to complain about the price of Lara bars again. I can’t wait to experiment with different flavors and combos.
Hope your Monday is off to a great start!