I am not much of a protein bar kinda girl. I think a lot of them are chalk-full of sugar, carbs and unhealthy additives, however, Larabars are not like that, and I instantly fell in love when I first tried them. In my new effort to cut grocery costs I thought it would be clever of me to make my own bars rather than buy them. I feel a little stupid now because making these at home was SO easy! Let me just tell you, if you see any recipe on this blog, it is guaranteed to be easy, I don’t do hard recipes, I’m not that good. So if anything looks complicated, rest assured, it’s not. Anywho, back to the bars, you can add in anything you want really – nuts, chocolate chips, dried fruit, etc. Here is one flavor I tried, I will definitely be experimenting with this little project and posting more so stay tuned!
- 1/2 cup of dates
- 1/4 cup of raw almonds (un-salted; you can also use cashews, peanuts, etc.)
- 2 tablespoons almond butter
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 cup of rolled oats
- 1 scoop of vanilla whey protein
Combine all ingredients (except the oats) into food processor and process for about 2 minutes. Add the oats then pulse until fully combined and a dough forms. Form dough into bars and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate over night and you will have a tasty treat waiting for you in the a.m!