Homemade Snickerdoodle Larabars

Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and you’re ready start this week off with a bang!

I’ve been trying to get my hands on the seasonal Snickerdoodle Larabars ever since I saw them pop up on someone’s blog {I can’t remember who’s}. You guys know what a HUGE Snickerdoodle fan I am!! Every time I’m in the grocery store I’m on the lookout for these little suckers, but no such luck. They just don’t seem to be available in my area. It sure is a good thing that they’re super easy to make, though!

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They’ve actually been on my “to make” list for awhile. This weekend I finally decided to make some time, even though they only take about 10-15 minutes to make, cut and store. Not too shabby! These have a lovely Snickerdoodle flavor and I love having them around for a quick grab-n-go snack.

Homemade Snickerdoodle Larabars

Total Time: PT10-15 M

Yield: 9 bars

Homemade Snickerdoodle Larabars

The flavor of snickerdoodle in a healthy date nut bar.

Ingredients

  • 15 Medjool dates, pitted (Medjool dates work best because they are big)
  • 1.5 cups raw cashew pieces
  • 1/2 cup raw almonds
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

  • Grind dates in a high-speed food processor for about 1 minute. Transfer ground dates to a small bowl and set aside.
  • Grind cashews and almonds in a high-speed processor for about 30 seconds. Don't grind completely into flour.
  • Add dates, salt, cinnamon and vanilla into the bowl of the food processor with nuts. Grind until all ingredients are well combined, about 1-2 minutes.
  • Pour this crumbly mixture onto a flat surface and press with your fingers into a square or rectangular shape.
  • Cut with a knife or pizza cutter into 9 rectangular bars. Store in the fridge. After being stored in the fridge for about 30 minutes bars will become more sturdy.
http://www.hungryhealthygirl.com/2013/11/10/homemade-snickerdoodle-larabars/

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Other homemade Larabar recipes on the blog that you may be interested in are Key Lime, Cashew Cookie and Coconut Cream Pie. I know this blog post is super short, but teenager troubles will do that to a blogger. Sunday wasn’t the best day, but I’m hoping for a positive week and more chat time later.

I’m linking up with the lovely Diva to bring you this Marvelous recipe to put a little Marvelous In your Monday!! Head on over to her blog for more Marvelousness!

Something to think about….

So, did you come across the Snickerdoodle Larabars in your local grocery store? I know you did, Hannah!!

Have you ever made date nut bars? If not, you should give it a try. They have very minimal ingredients and they’re super easy and healthy.

Tell me about how wonderful your weekend was!!

Hope today is full of positive happenings for you and for me!

Comments

  1. What a bummer that you haven’t been able to find them in the stores, but I can almost guarantee that yours are just as good…if not better! Have a great Monday, Kim! :)
    Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl Friday Foodie Favorites: November 8, 2013My Profile

  2. I’ve never had a Larabar before or a Snickerdoodle for that matter but both sound delicious, as does your recipe. My stomach doesn’t do great with too much dates I’ve discovered recently, it always gives me really bad stomach pains so don’t know that I should make your recipe even though I want to as it sounds yum.

    Happy MIMM <3
    Jan @ Sprouts n Squats A marvelous weekend indeedMy Profile

  3. I saw someone post the new snickerdoodle and pumpkin pie Larabars but haven’t seen them in the store yet. I might have to make a trip to Whole Foods to check there. Or just make these!
    Giselle@myhealthyhappyhome Sunday Check In and Meal PlanningMy Profile

  4. Good thing I added dates to my vitacost order last minute. I’ve found for me personally Larabars are either a hit or miss. Some flavors I love, where others I’m just not a fan. Yours look delicious though!
    Jessie Do we have a deal?My Profile

  5. Yum! This is so perfect because the seasonal Larabars aren’t available in Canada :)
    Amy @ The Little Honey Bee Weekly Meal & Workout Plan: November 10 – 16My Profile

  6. I remember trying the nut and date combo for the first time — I was amazed by how good it tasted! This recipe looks delicious, Kim, and super useful since I’m pretty sure we’ll never get any of the seasonal flavours up here in Canada :?

    Happy Monday!
    Amanda @ .running with spoons. . link love 11/10 .My Profile

  7. Omg these look amazing! I need to buy some dates and then I am making these!
    Becky@TheSavedRunner Last Week’s Workouts and Meal PrepMy Profile

  8. Yum! I love quick, easy energy snacks like these!
    Alison @ Daily Moves and Grooves Fascinating Friday Links #11My Profile

  9. The only place I’ve seen them is at Whole Foods. I got one and can’t wait to try it. Sounds good, even better than pumpkin pie.
    Julie MIMM: Laguna Beach & Casper Wilderness ParkMy Profile

  10. I have legitimately searched every single grocery store in the Greater Columbus, OH area looking for those babies. I was saving Whole Foods as a last resort, but I might have to give up and try there. Or just make your recipe instead. Yeah, I’ll probably just do that. :)
    D @ The Kosher Cave Girl Freedom At 21 {My Ramblings On The 21 DSD}My Profile

  11. Sounds devine! I’ve made oatmeal raisin and cashew cookies before so i will have to add these to my collection soon.
    Emily @Sinful Nutrition Fabu-lishMy Profile

  12. YUM! These look so delicious.. and I can’t believe how easy and few ingredients are involved. Can’t wait to give them a try!
    Christine @ Gotta Eat Green Weekly Plan Nov 11-17My Profile

  13. YUMMY!

  14. This recipe is so going to happen! You know how much I love my snickerdoodles<3

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