Have you ever had a Lara Bar? I love those things and live by them. They are the sole food that sustained me on my vacation. That’s probably not entirely true, but between Sean and I we finished a whole box. They are pretty simple, made of dates, cashews, and chocolate chips. Yeah, that’s it.
So I figured they must be super easy to make, too, right? Well for once I was right.
I found a recipe online for a similar bar/ball/whatever that the writer calls a Fudge Baby. I made the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough recipe because that’s my favorite Lara Bar. According to her recipe you need the following:
- A little less than 2/3 cup pitted dates
- 1/4 cup cashews
- handful of chocolate or chocolate chips (I used milk chocolate chips leftover from a cookie recipe)
- 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
Put it all in the food processor and blend until gooey. Mine formed itself into a giant ball after a few seconds which made it way easier to get out of the food processor than I thought it would be.
This is why I’m preparing these on the stove…
I totally suggest you try this recipe as a sweet treat for yourself. It’s not too bad.