I have been meaning to make these for a while now and I am SO happy that I did!
These are honestly TOO good…I have to restrain myself from creeping into the fridge and digging into the delicious stash. If you have ever had a Larabar, these are pretty much a DIY version.
Oh, and they take almost no time at all to whip up! Be warned… 😉
1 1/2 c medjool dates, pitted (about 12 large)
1 c raw cashews
1/2 c raw almonds
1/2 raw pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
1/2 c almond butter
2 tbsp water
Juice of one Lime
You will need parchment paper for storing separating the bars so that they don’t stick together.
Nutrition Facts (Calculated based on the recipe divided into 20 bars):
Serving size: 1 bar
10.35 g Total Fat (Healthy fat!)
10.5 g sugar (natural sugar!)
4.8 g protein
Combine all ingredients in your food processor. (Nuts and seeds first, followed by dates, almond butter, water, and lime juice)
Pulse until mixture starts to stick and lump together.
Remove mixture from the food processor and form into a large mound on a nonstick 1-inch deep baking sheet. (You can use any glass or nonstick tray that you have on hand)
Pack and form the mixture into a rectangle. Be sure that you pack it nice and tight so that it sticks together.
Place tray in freezer for 10 minutes to allow mixture to set.
Remove from freezer and score with a knife into 20 bars. Pop tray into the fridge to cool and set for 30 minutes.
After 30 minutes, separate the individual bars and wrap with parchment paper to prevent them from sticking together. Store in an airtight container in the fridge.
I wouldn’t worry about spoiling because I assure you they won’t last long enough haha
These bars are great for after a workout, as a quick grab and go breakfast, or for a 3pm crash snack and energy booster.
You can also use this same recipe to make energy balls. Simply form into bite size balls and store in the freezer.
Someone needs to stop me from eating the whole batch now….please?
I hope you enjoy this raw, vegan deliciousness!!!