Although I have indulged more than once at the grocery store, I was so excited to see that Katie from Kitchen Stewardship had remade Larabars in her eBook Healthy Snacks To Go. So, of course, I immediately bought the eBook, which by the way is full of great recipes! The soaked granola bars are next on my list.
Back to the Larabars. Unfortunately, Katie had recipes for 14 varieties of Larabars, but, alas…not Apple Pie.
Apple Pie is my favorite. I had actually been saving a wrapper in hopes of reverse engineering one and figuring out how to make them myself. And, then along came Katie’s eBook. Well, after my hopes were dashed, I messaged Katie and she was kind enough to point me toward the Larabar recipe where she got her starting point from over at Enlightened Cooking.
I printed off the recipe, and weeks went by with it sitting in my “recipes to be tried” area. Partly because I was busy canning, and partly because I had to soak and dehydrate the nuts, as well as dehydrate the apples.
Well, yesterday everything finally came together, and I made the Apple Pie Larabar.
It worked beautifully, and tasted exactly like the Apple Pie Larabar from the store! I was so excited.
Here’s the recipe for you:
Apple Pie Larabar
1/4 cup pitted medjool dates
1/4 cup dried apple slices
1/3 cup soaked and dehydrated nuts (I used 1/2 almonds and 1/2 walnuts)
1/4 tsp cinnamon (I increased this from the original formula’s 1/8 tsp, purely on accident (I dumped too much in), but it tasted great)
Cut out two pieces of plastic wrap for forming your bars and storing them later. Do this now, because you will be mixing with your hands at the end, and you won’t be able to get the plastic wrap out then.
Place dates and apples in food processor, and chop until a paste-like consistency. Transfer dates/apples to a medium bowl. Put nuts into food processor, and chop until fine. Pour the nuts into the date/apple mixture in the bowl and mix with your hands until incorporated. Divide in half and use plastic wrap to form bars (or balls, or whatever shape you want), and then wrap in the plastic wrap and place in an airtight container in the fridge. Enjoy!
Just a note, I made 2 bars, but really, I think I could have made 3-4 bars. The two I made were quite big.
What’s your favorite Larabar?
To your success,
P.S. Check out the original post at Enlightened Cooking for more variations and more pictures!
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