Saturday, April 13, 2013

Peanut Butter & Chocolate Chip energy bar (a.k.a. Larabar)

We love Larabars. 

But there are 5 of us, 3 being hungry young men.That means if we all get 1 @ $1.50 each I will have to fork over this much bacon $7.50.  For a snack!  One snack each!

Do you know how many 1 young man can eat at one time?  Two easy if given the choice.  I have seen many recipes for Larabars on the Internet.  I came up with my own based on the flavors we like and what I had on hand.

1 cup of dates (at room temperature is important if you keep them in the refrigerator)
1 cup of almonds (not shown above)
1/2 cup of peanut butter
1/3 cup mini chocolate chips

In a food processor chop the almonds and dates.  When chopped coarsely add the peanut butter so everything stays together.  Some recipes did not add this.  I think it is a must.

Add in the chips and pulse.  I used a Pampered Chef brownie pan and divided this mixture to make 12 portions.  Looks good huh?

Pretty but not practical after they came out of the pan.  Plan B.

I took them out and folded them over and sort of rolled them in my hand to make a log. 

I sandwiched them between paper and put them in the refrigerator. 
Are they good?  Well my son said they needed a bit more chocolate and I must oblige him.


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1 comment:

  1. These look so great !! Gotta try and make these.