Thursday, July 9, 2009

Larabar knock off

Larabars have an umlat and are made with raw nuts, raw/dried fruit, and some spices.
They're excellent for snacks and whatnot, provided you keep yourself to a little bit. They're pretty filling AND help you eat more fruit and nuts! Anyway. Modified from someone else's recipe to tone down the date flavor. This makes about 9 1-oz mini bars, or about 4 full larabar sized bars.

1/2 cup (3.55 oz) almonds
2/3 cup (2.80 oz) dried cranberries
2 medjool dates, fresh & pitted (~1.50 oz)
3 mini boxes of raisins (1.50 oz)
Few dashes cinnamon

You will neeeeed a food processor for this. I suppose you could chop everything finely and grind it into a paste... but that's a whole lot of effort.
Anyway. Put the cranberries, dates, and raisins into the food processor. Pulse til everything's combined and finely minced. Just about when it starts forming a few dried fruit/glue-like balls. Put those into a mixing bowl. Add the nuts to the food processor, pulse to chop. You want almond pieces on the smaller side, but not ground completely like flour. Add to the dried fruits. Add some cinnamon, and mix! With your hands. Its messy. Form into 1 oz pieces

Servings 9
nutrition 124 cal, 6 g fat, 17 g carbs, 14 g sugar, 2 g fiber, 3 g protein

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