This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure.
I love a good granola bar. What I don’t like are all the ingredients, chemicals, preservatives…ummm, my list could go on and on. So when I figured out how easy these knock offs were to make I quickly started making up a bunch of different flavored batches.
Of course, my family raved over the chocolate coconut variety that I made…who wouldn’t?!?!? I really love knowing exactly what ingredients are in these bars and I control the quality. You could make these organic, with whatever nuts you want, whatever flavors you want. The possibilities are endless.
Homemade “Lara” Bars
1 cup ground almonds
1 cup ground pecans
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1/2 cup chocolate chips, chopped
3/4 – 1 cup finely chopped dates
If you can’t get your hands on ground almonds or pecans, use a food processor to grind your own. After grinding your nuts, empty bin then spray bin and blade with non-stick cooking spray. Add pitted dates to the processor and finely chop/puree them into a thick paste.
In a large bowl combine flours, coconut, and chocolate chips. Stir well to combine. Spray hands with non-stick cooking spray. Add in dates and using hands mix well. Press mixture into a loaf pan lined with wax paper. Refrigerate until set and keep stored in refrigerator.
Notes: Feel free to substitute whatever nuts you like. Another version we like is a cinnamon raisin bar. Add 1 tsp cinnamon and 1/4-1/2 cup raisins instead of the chocolate and coconut. YUM!
Join the Club!
Get delicious recipes delivered straight to your inbox each week! Plus learn how to take back suppertime in your home.
And get started with my NEW Take Back Suppertime 5-Day Jump Start Guide.