Summertime is in full swing! For us, this means camping on the beach. Last week, during nap time, Logan and I prepared a beach snacking essential: Homemade Larabars! Logan loves helping me make these fresh ones and they are perfect for letting him help. There are so many variations you can make of this nutty treat. This Larabar recipe comes from my friend Katy.
Here’s the ingredients:
8 ounces sliced blanched almonds
6 ounces of prunes/pitted dates (soft)
1 ounces of dried apple slices
1 tbsp fresh ginger (finely grated)
1/2- 1tsp cinnamon
1/2- 1 tsp vanilla extract
pinch of sea salt optional
(I threw in a tbsp of applesauce and a 1/4 c sunflower seeds too)
First grind up everything in your blender BUT the almonds. Then add your almonds, making sure to not over grind them. Also, if you are using a Blendtec blender, make sure to not use the WildSide canister. It’s larger and you only really need one of the smaller canisters.
The key ingredient in these really is the ginger! If you have them, top with cinnamon chips but they are nonessential (and add more calories for anyone concerned about that).
This link will take you to a one stop blog post that explains making Larabars in a nutshell and gives you some excellent recipes.
Some other blogs with great Larabar recipes:
Naturally Ella Chocolate Hazelnut Larabar
My Whole Food Life Larabar Recipes:
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
Peanut Butter Chocolate