Cashew Cookie Larabar

larabars

Have you ever been out and about…STARVING…but you want to grab something quick and healthy?  I don’t know about you, but have you ever looked at the ingredients of those so called “healthy” energy bars?  All I know is they can’t be that healthy with all of those ingredients, you know the ones that we have no idea what they are.  Enter the Larabar, a preservative free bar made with only real food.  I came across a recipe for making these bars on 100daysofrealfood.com.  Let me tell you, this is the easiest recipe to make and just like the Larabar that you can buy at the store, there are minimal ingredients and no preservatives.  I can’t wait to see what other combinations I can come up with…I hope you try them because they are so good!  🙂

Ingredients:
1 cup Medjool dates, pitted
1 cup raw cashews
1/4 cup peanut butter
1 Tbsp water

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Combine dates

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cashews

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peanut butter

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and water

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in a food processor and puree until mixture starts to stick together.  Add a little more water if needed to help the mixture come together. 

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Pick up date mixture and using you hands, work to squeeze it together into one big clump.

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Mash it down on a cutting board or sheet of wax paper to form into one even rectangle shape using the side of your hands (or a knife) to make the edges straight.

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Cut into 12 even squares.  

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For best results store in the refrigerator, although bars can be stored at room temperature.  

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Enjoy 🙂
xoxo

Recipe adapted from 100daysofrealfood.com

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