I learned a few things while doing my cleanse. Specifically, a) YAY! I can go without coffee for 21 days and won’t turn into a monster b) I feel really good when I eat a most of my daily calories from veggies, and c) although taking a photo of them is difficult– making homemade LARABARS are too easy.
Seriously though, I usually rely on Larabars for a quick snack, a lunch box throw in or a dessert replacement. But, at $1.50-$2.00 a pop, our grocery bill was skyrocketing and I didn’t even feel like I was buying “real” food–mostly just snacky things.
Reading the ingredients on a Larabar, you can tell there is very little that goes into these things and Lara, the inventor of the bars started off by making them in her food processor.
“I can do that!”, I thought and began some internet research.
This recipe is a result of a mix mash of various recipes that I found plus by own take on them. Really though, you basically start with dates and some sort of nuts–process and then add some yummies in and the possibilities are endless–peanut butter, dried cherries, cranberries, oatmeal, mint extract, cocoa–I could go on and on.
Make some! Tell me about them…..
Homemade Chocolate Chip Larabars