homemade Lara (type) bars

I finally got around to making Lara bars (or something like them) thanks to my momma for hanging with the little lady this morning. I had extra apricots and almonds that I wasn’t convinced I’d finish off if left as is, so I decided to pick up a bag of chopped dates along with some other simple ingredients to give it a go.

I gave the apricots (about 1/2 cup) a rough chop and threw them, along with the dates (maybe 1/4 cup)  into the food processor until it turned into a paste, which looked like the image below.apndates_MG_9380Time for almonds! After they were evenly chopped in the food processor I added a bit of flax seed meal and a handful or more of pumpkin seeds. After a few quick pulses, I added the nut mixture to the fruit paste. nutsThen I had some fun. I attempted to use a piece of plastic wrap to keep the puree from sticking to my hands, but then decided it’d be more effective to just get messy. _MG_9385I squished and squeezed and pushed it around until everything was well incorporated together._MG_9392_MG_9397Then, I formed it into a log and cut it into even pieces. I actually ended up cutting it into six bars as apposed to four as shown. (These babies are hearty!)_MG_9399And then shaped and wrapped them into bars with the plastic wrap that I wrapped them in while Grandma Marty and LL were playing salon in the other room. _MG_9407_MG_9430

Isn’t she lovely?

LL piggies

Oh, a bit of this was going on as well…LL & gramI couldn’t wait. They were very yummy! I’m sure LL will enjoy a bit of these later. homemade lara bars

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2 thoughts on “homemade Lara (type) bars

  1. I am sure they are delicious, but they look like the nutritional loaf that they serve to trouble prisoners on the MSNBC Lockup and Beyond Scared Straight shows.

    Also, LL is adorable in piggies.

    • Ha! I haven’t seen those, but I’m sure it does! They aren’t great to look at, but I thought they turned out quite tasty. Next ill try the coco roasted almonds and add some chocolate chips maybe with dried cherries?

      And yes to the pigs! Her first :)

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