I have to admit I have tried Lärabars before, but its been a while and I have no idea if I like them or not. BUT in my Tasty Kitchen perusing, I came across this recipe. It's gluten-free, dairy-free, and most importantly peanut-free, so I thought I'd take a whirl at it and see if my kids would dig it. Oh, they dug it alright! The dates made me a little nervous. I've never made anything with dates in it before. As a child I remember my mom using the dried out dates (you know the pellet things) in stuff and they always looked like rabbit food, so I never wanted to try them. Turns out dates are awesome in Lärabars! These really turned out good...my boys not only ate them, they begged for more. My oldest son was SO excited (he gets that way when we find something tasty AND allergy-free for him!).
- 2 cups Raw or Toasted Whole, shelled Almonds
- 1 cup chocolate chips or chopped dark chocolate
- 4 cups whole, pitted dates
- 2 Tbsp Natural nut butter (peanut, sunflower, cashew...or we used almond butter), divided (or more, if necessary)