Hey y’all!

Today’s recipe has already been half-consumed while I was writing this post. I’ll take it as a good thing. As you might have gathered from this post, I’m kind of obsessed with snacks. Especially ones that are good for you! I mentioned LÄRABARS in my healthy snack roundup, but when I came across this recipe on Pinterest, I knew I had to try and make them on my own.

My favorite thing about these bars is that they’re entirely fruit-and-nut based, and with just three ingredients, you have a power-packed and easily portable snack to toss in your workout bag or desk!

Processed with Snapseed.Into the blender: dates, cashews, and a little peanut butter! If you have a food processor, use that. If you don’t, use a blender and add a little water to get things going. You want the dates to be pretty processed, but you can leave a few whole cashews for a little extra crunch.

Processed with Snapseed.Press into a pan with oil, then cut into squares. I individually wrapped mine and stashed them in the fridge for effortless snacking.

Processed with Snapseed.The verdict?

Healthy: Yes! This is such a fun and easy way to get a quick serving of fruit and fats in—no artificial sweeteners or processed ingredients here.

Good: You seriously can use this recipe as a base for ANYTHING—adding apples to make Apple Pie, or chocolate chips for a PB & C bar…seriously, I had never had a date before eating a LARABAR, and now I’m obsessed.

Do-able. Three ingredients and a blender. How much easier could it get?

xx,

Jeanette

Copycat Cashew Cookie Larabars (gf, vegan)

adapted from Fit Foodie Finds

Ingredients

  • 30 pitted Medjool dates
  • 1 1/2 cups raw cashews
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter

Instructions

  1. In a blender or food processor, pulse dates until they form a paste. You may need to add a little water initially to get things going.
  2. Add cashews and peanut butter and pulse until well incorporated.
  3. Spread on an oiled baking sheet, top with additional cashews, and slice into bars or squares. Wrap in plastic wrap for easy-peasy snacking!
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