Friday, February 24, 2012

To Hold You Over

I'm still in the research phase of a homemade granola bar recipe that the whole fam can agree on. But while I was scouring the web for granola bar recipes, I ran into this post about making homemade Larabars. I've seen them next to the Clif bars (another brand of granola/energy eats) but never purchased one or tasted one. The recipe looked great and reviews of the homemade recipe and the original Larabars get rave reviews, so I thought I'd give it a shot.

Oh, yum!

Making your own is not only super easy, but way, way WAY cheaper. With just a few varieties of nuts and dried fruits, you can make a million different versions. (Ok, a million may be exaggerating a bit.) She even gives a lot of varieties to get you started!

I started with the Very Cherry version and used pecans. The second time around I made the cherry ones again and also an apricot/almond version, doubling each recipe. A single recipe, she says, makes 2 bars. I decided to roll them into balls and made 4 balls, wrapping them in plastic wrap and storing them in the fridge.

Enlightened Cooking: Homemade Lara-Type Bars (energy bars part 3)

Go ahead and give 'em a try. Then come back here and tell me what variety you came up with.


  1. Mindy,
    I read a granola recipe recently in the Hy-Vee Season's catalog. It had it so you could pick a few ingredients from different categories and make your own. I don't remember which magazine it is in, but it was recently. If I find it again, I will let you know!


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