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!
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.
Press into a pan with oil, then cut into squares. I individually wrapped mine and stashed them in the fridge for effortless snacking.
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?
Copycat Cashew Cookie Larabars (gf, vegan)
adapted from Fit Foodie Finds
- 30 pitted Medjool dates
- 1 1/2 cups raw cashews
- 2 tablespoons peanut butter
- 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.
- Add cashews and peanut butter and pulse until well incorporated.
- Spread on an oiled baking sheet, top with additional cashews, and slice into bars or squares. Wrap in plastic wrap for easy-peasy snacking!