Monday, May 23, 2011

Peanut butter Larabar/cliff bar knock offs

It is so handy to have a GF Larabar or a cliff bar handy. Ya never know when you will get hungry or need a protein energy boost. However, you and I both know those babies cost anywhere from $1.75-$3.50 a piece. One day I read the ingredients on the peanut butter Larabar and realized it was 3 ingredients. Easy enough! The only challenge was getting the measurements right. It only took me two tries. Now, they aren't quite as smooth as the Larabar. I didn't want to burn up my food processor, so a little crunch works for me! I spent 8 bucks and I get 15-20 bars out of this. Waaaay cheaper! All ya have to do is throw em in a zip lock baggie and put it in your purse, diaper bag or whatever you take out with you. They are loaded with protein and good for you! You wouldn't have to use peanuts either. Get creative and make your own with your favorite nut! Yummy!!


4 cups crushed peanuts
4 cups dates chopped
1 tsp salt
1/4 cup water


Make sure you use crushed nuts and that you chop your dates! The first time I did this I about fried my food processor making it work to hard! Throw all ingredients except the water in the food processor and chop. You may want to use the pulse feature most of the time, it keeps the dates from getting stuck on the blades. Once chopped fairly well (may take a while), add the water. This helps the dates act as a binder. Keep chopping until it starts to stick together. Form into little bars and voila! You are finished!!!


  1. wow you had better bring some of those with you north...and hey, why am i not a part of your blog list?

  2. I will!!! I think they would be good chocolate covered too...Think maybe we will melt down some of moms dark chocolate and coat em!! mmm... Dessert!! And whoops...I dunno why!

  3. Yum! Definitely want to try these.