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i'm trying to copy the larabar/natural cookie bar...

Says the ing 's are just pure.
bananas
dates
almonds
crush / smash all these or have a mixer/grater/grinder, than press firmly into a 9x11 glass dish, or several smaller dishes. Cut into bar sized cookie shapes. Wrap up in plastic wrap.

Love trail mix,? than this is worth a try.

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coffeeyum

Asked by coffeeyum at 10:10 AM on Aug. 9, 2010 in Diet & Fitness

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  • I would need the amounts to try it... too much banana and then they would be mush.
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 10:12 AM on Aug. 9, 2010

  • I don't have the cookie bar recipe, but what I do have is this:
    1 Tblspoon dates, pureed
    3 Tblspoon dry ingredients (nuts, dried fruits, coconut, oats, etc)

    Pit dates, and whir in a food processor until forms a sticky mass. Add about 3 Tbls of finely diced dry ingredients mix with hands to form a ball. Pat it flat. Tightly wrap in plastic to shape. Chill and cut with a very sharp knife.

    Some suggestions: for cashew bar: 1 Tbl dates plus 3 T cashews; almond coconut: 1 Tbl dates, 2 Tbl almonds, 1 Tbl coconut; cranberr coconut: 2 Tbl minced dried cranberries and 1 Tbl coconut
    jajr22

    Answer by jajr22 at 10:19 AM on Aug. 9, 2010

  • I need to add ; (oops)

    A binder ingredient (s) figured wheat flour, or regular flour, oats and brown sugar, in some varied amounts until i get it right.
    It seems this will be the measurements........

    1and a 1/2 C flour
    1/3 C brown sugar
    1/2 Cup of oats, uncooked, ( minute ready type)
    then.....
    2bananas>>, 1/2 c almonds fine bits>> 1/2 C of dates finely chopped


    coffeeyum

    Comment by coffeeyum (original poster) at 10:20 AM on Aug. 9, 2010

  • Thank you!! jajr22---

    nice varieties/options love the coconut,

    I was visioning macadamia nut as optional to the almonds for bars
    coffeeyum

    Comment by coffeeyum (original poster) at 10:24 AM on Aug. 9, 2010

  • Larabars

    Lay two pieces of wax paper (or plastic wrap) on counter. Place fruit in food processor and pulse until it has a paste-like texture. Transfer to a medium bowl. Add nuts to food processor and pulse until finely chopped. Add nuts to bowl with the fruit. Add all other ingredients. Use fingers to knead into a paste.

    Divide mixture in half. Place each half on wax paper or plastic wrap. Wrap paper around mixture and form into a bar shape, wrapping tightly. Store in the refrigerator

    Here are a few different recipes I found:

    Very Cherry: 1/4 c. dates, 1/4 c. dried cherries or cranberries, 1/3 c. whole pecans, almonds, or walnuts, 1/8 tsp. cinnamon
    Cashew Cookie Dough: 1/3 c. dates, 1/2 c. raw cashews
    Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough: 1/3 c. dates, 1/2 c. raw cashews, 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract, pinch of cinnamon, 1/2 oz. finely chopped semisweet chocolate

    Cont.
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 1:49 PM on Aug. 9, 2010

  • Blueberry Bliss: 1/4 c. dried blueberries, 1/4 c. dates, 1/3 c. almonds, 1/2 tsp. finely grated lemon zest, 1 drop almond extract

    Note: Make sure to use roughly chopped or whole dates, not pre-chopped
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 1:50 PM on Aug. 9, 2010

  • I'm glad I found this question. I love Larabars. I don't have an answer, but I'd love to try making my own.

    sokkamum

    Answer by sokkamum at 10:28 AM on Aug. 10, 2010

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