Lara-Bites

Lara-Bites

LarA-BitEs!  These happened completely on accident from a recipe gone wrong and they are delicious. Basically, I was trying to make “rawnola” (raw granola) and left the food processor on too long.

I actually am not a larabar fan, but these are a little less “datey” and have the addition of oats so they feel way more substantial to me. Once I realized they tasted like cookie dough, I threw in some dark chocolate chips because why not?!

The great news is this recipe is extremely flexible and can have a million substitutions. The first time I made them I added pecans and walnuts. This time i forgot to…so let’s call this the most basic #nutfree version…which makes them perfect for kiddos with allergies or nut free schools!

YOU WILL NEED:

  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 8 large medjool dates (pitted)
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 c chocolate chips
  • 1 tbs chia seeds + 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 6 tbs almond milk (** use a milk alternative if want 100% nut free!)

TO MAKE:

  1. Blend everything except the milk and vanilla in the food processor.
  2. As it’s pulsing add the milk/vanilla.
  3. Once well combined, form into balls and enjoy!
  4. Store in fridge.

NOTES:

*I know they last a solid month at least because i ate them…but good luck making them last that long!

**If yours seems to wet add more oats, too dry add a bit more dates or milk.

***If have not tried doing these in the blender…there are some things a good processor seems to be better for as it blends on an even plane as opposed to pushing things to a blade at the bottom. But by all means, if you’ve got a blender and wanna try have at it!

Lara-Bites

April 10, 2018

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Ingredients
  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 8 large medjool dates (pitted)
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 c chocolate chips
  • 1 tbs chia seeds + 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 6 tbs almond milk (** use a milk alternative if want 100% nut free!)
Directions
  • Step 1 Blend everything except the milk and vanilla in the food processor.
  • Step 2 As it’s pulsing add the milk/vanilla.
  • Step 3 Once well combined, form into balls and enjoy!
  • Step 4 Store in fridge.

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