If you're a fan of Larabars, I have a great recipe for you today! I'm big on DIY recipes so when I saw a recipe for homemade Larabars, I knew I had to make them. I don't know what it is but I just get a great sense of satisfaction knowing I made something from scratch. My DIY list is growing....
the recent Sweet and Spicy Jerky
LOADS of Granola
AND I just started a new list of baking projects that I can't wait to tackle (first up, bagels and doughnuts!).
Chocolate Chip Cookie Raw Bars
Source: adapted from Beard and Bonnet
Yields: 18 small bars
3/4 cup medjool dates, pits removed and quartered
1/4 cup raisins
1/2 cup raw almonds
1/2 cup raw pecans
1/3 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup raw almonds, to be added at the end (see directions)
In the bowl of your food processor, mix together the dates, raisins, 1/2 cup raw almods and 1/2 cup raw pecans. Process until the pieces are all uniform in size and a sticky dough has formed. Add the vanilla extract and process well until combined. Add 1/4 cup raw almonds and chocolate chips and pulse just until incorporated.
Line a sheet pan with parchment paper and pour the dough out onto it. Shape the dough into one large rectangular brick and refrigerate until firm, about 5-10 minutes. Slice the bar into 18 small rectangles (this is to mimic the shape of Larabars). You can cut into larger squares if you'd like! Keep in the refrigerator, in an airtight container, for a few weeks or up to a month in the freezer.