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Make Your Own Larabar?

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Hi guys!

I love Larabars, but since most only have a few ingredients, does anyone know how to make them? They should be easy in theory...

If anyone has a recipe, I'd love to see it!

Thanks!

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I was thinking about myself, since they only have a few ingredients- usually just dried fruits and nut. Can't be too hard, and you can make it taste the way you want. My whole foods just starting carry organic date rolls- just dates rolled in coconut- and they are soooo good.(found them in the bulk section)

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I made something even better, if I must say so myself.

I took some raw nuts and roasted them. Chopped them in a food processor until they were not-too-small chunks. Did the same with some dried fruit (dates, figs and blueberries). Then I mixed them together adding in coconut oil (or ghee, maybe I used both), honey and salt. I pressed the sticky mixture into a pan and refrigerated until they got hard. Then I used a knife and cut them up, stored them in the freezer.

Unfortunately I couldn't stop eating them they were so awesome. The sweet/saltiness was too good.

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Ok, I know this is of no help, but I keep seeing that subject line and reading it as "make your own labrador?"

:lol::lol::lol::lol: So did I! :lol::lol::lol::lol:

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I made something even better, if I must say so myself.

I took some raw nuts and roasted them. Chopped them in a food processor until they were not-too-small chunks. Did the same with some dried fruit (dates, figs and blueberries). Then I mixed them together adding in coconut oil (or ghee, maybe I used both), honey and salt. I pressed the sticky mixture into a pan and refrigerated until they got hard. Then I used a knife and cut them up, stored them in the freezer.

Unfortunately I couldn't stop eating them they were so awesome. The sweet/saltiness was too good.

Labradors...Lara Bars.....all good...... :lol:

This sounds fantastic....where do you get ghee? Isn't that yak butter or something? :unsure: Can't remember. I'm going to try this.....

Susan

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Labradors...Lara Bars.....all good...... :lol:

This sounds fantastic....where do you get ghee? Isn't that yak butter or something? :unsure: Can't remember. I'm going to try this.....

Susan

Ghee is just clarified butter. I'm sensitive to milk proteins to so I just "cook" my butter (about 1 pound at a time) over low heat until it stops spluttering then I strain it through paper towels. What is left is just the fat portion of butter without the milk proteins.

Yak butter! Heh! :D

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Ghee is just clarified butter. I'm sensitive to milk proteins to so I just "cook" my butter (about 1 pound at a time) over low heat until it stops spluttering then I strain it through paper towels. What is left is just the fat portion of butter without the milk proteins.

Yak butter! Heh! :D

thanks for CLARIFYING - hah! pun intended! :P

Susan

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I know this is an old topic, but I was looking for just this sort of thing! Sooo, after not finding exactly what I wanted here, I googled, and found a website with a recipe that looks very promising. I plan on making these this weekend...I'll post results if anyone is interested. :)

Homemade lara type bars

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Well, they came out pretty good. I think my dates were maybe not fresh enough, or this would have turned out better. They are extremely easy to make - I didn't really measure anything, just sort of dumped stuff together. I added some raisins, toasted coconut, toasted amaranth, cinnamon, cloves, and some unsweetened Bakers chocolate, chopped up. The taste is really good, especially the second day, but they are a lot chewier than the larabars I have tried. I think I'm going to play around with this recipe some more and see if I can get results closer to the real thing.

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Well, they came out pretty good. I think my dates were maybe not fresh enough, or this would have turned out better. They are extremely easy to make - I didn't really measure anything, just sort of dumped stuff together. I added some raisins, toasted coconut, toasted amaranth, cinnamon, cloves, and some unsweetened Bakers chocolate, chopped up. The taste is really good, especially the second day, but they are a lot chewier than the larabars I have tried. I think I'm going to play around with this recipe some more and see if I can get results closer to the real thing.

If you have a dehydrator, stick them in there for a day or two, flipping once. (An oven on low would be too hot...)

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I'm not sure what Larabars are like, but I make a really easy mock "Special K Bar" that is a huge hit at our house.

3 cups of gluten-free cereal (I use a combinatin rice crispy cereal and rice crunchems and corn crunchems or whatever cereal I have on hand) processed a few seconds in food processor to crumble

1/2 c sugar

1/2 c light corn syrup

1/c c peanut butter or marshmallow creme

1/2 c finely chopped pecans

1/2 c chopped fruit bits

Heat sugar, corn syrup and peanut butter or marshmallow just until boiling and well combined; then add cereal, nuts and fruit and press into greased pan with oiled plastic wrap. Cool and cut into bars. I drizzle a thread of white chocolate over them just to make them look authentic, but it wouldn't be necessary. Wrapped individually in plastic wrap they keep really well and serve as a handy take along snack.

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I tried the Lara Bar recipe too. My family really liked the results... I think we'll make these more often than gluten free cookies (probably a good thing!!)

I used dates, dried cranberries, orange zest and almonds, didn't measure anything, and made a lot more than the one bar the recipe called for.

I pushed the paste down into the bottom of a bread loaf pan, put saran wrap right on top of the paste, refrigerated for about 2 hours and cut it into six bars (parallel to the short sides of the rectangle).

The bars were nice and firm and held their shape while cold. We ate them too fast to know how they'd do in a purse or briefcase at room temperature though. :P

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