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Nov 23, 2012 by EDITOR
Making Your Own Raw Organic Larabars


One of our favorite snack bars used to be the original larabar. That is until they got bought out by the corporate machine and then invested in initiatives going against the awareness of genetically modified foods. Our response? Don't buy any more larabars and make your own with wholesome and natural organic ingredients.



Your larabars can be gluten free, dairy free, soy free, vegan and even nut free if you like. These sweet pieces of heaven are made of basic natural ingredients, fruits and nuts. It doesn’t get any simpler. Each bar provides you with a great source of fiber, healthy fats and some protein. All-around they are wonderful and give you the boost of clean energy your body is craving?

All the following recipes follow the same format:

1. Place the dates and *fruits in a food processor. Blend until it becomes like a paste. Transfer blended dates and fruits to a bowl.
* If there are only fruits in the recipe and no fruits, simply blend the dates until a paste is formed, transfer to a bowl and proceed to step 2.

2. Add the nuts to the processor and pulse until chopped fairly small (but not too much, not nut flour. You want texture). Add the nuts, along with the other ingredients to the bowl with the fruit paste. Use your fingers to knead the nuts and all ingredients into the paste. Next you can spread the mixture out onto a plate. Using your hands and mold the mixture into individual bars. Wrap each separately in small ziplocks. It is a good idea to refrigerate the bars after making to maintain freshness and let the form set (try to let them set in the fridge for 20 minutes before you eat one).

*If you find your Larabars are a bit crumby add a couple tbsp of warm water and process again.

Peanut Butter and Jam

  • 1/4 cup organic cherries
  • 1/4 cup seedless/pitted whole dates
  • 1/2 cup raw peanuts (preferably organic)
  • 1 tbsp raw peanut butter (preferably organic)
  • Pinch of sea salt


Blueberry Muffin

  • 1/4 cup dried blueberries
  • 1/4 cup seedless/pitted whole dates
  • 1/2 cup raw cashews
  • 1/2 tsp finely grated lemon zest (from organic lemons)
  • 1/4 tsp organic cinnamon (non-irradiated)


Cashew cookie

  • 1/2 cup seedless/pitted whole dates
  • 1/2 cup whole raw unsalted cashews
  • a dash of sea salt


Key Lime Pie

  • 1/2 cup raw cashews
  • 1/2 cup seedless/pitted whole dates
  • dash of sea salt
  • Zest of 1 lime
  • 1/2 tbsp lime juice
  • 1/3 cup shredded coconut


Almond Cookie

  • 1/3 cup seedless/pitted whole dates
  • 1/2 cup raw almonds
  • dash of sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract


Peanut Butter Cookie

  • 1/2 cup seedless/pitted whole dates
  • 1/4 cup raw cashews
  • 1 tbsp raw organic peanut butter
  • 1/4 tsp organic cinnamon (non-irradiated)
  • 1/4 cup organic peanuts


Chocolate Coconut Macaroon

  • 1/3 cup raw cashews
  • 1/4 cup seedless/pitted whole dates
  • 3 tbsp dark organic chocolate
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut


Cherry Pie

  • 1/4 cup dried organic cherries
  • 1/4 cup seedless/pitted whole dates
  • 1/3 cup raw organic almonds
  • 2 tsp organic cinnamon (non-irradiated)


Pecan Pie

  • 1/2 cup seedless/pitted whole dates
  • 1/4 cup raw organic almonds
  • 1/4 cup raw pecans
  • 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract


Adapted from Damy health recipe @ damyhealth.com

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