Larabars are expensive. They’re like almost $2/each. That’s ok sometimes in a pinch, but sometimes it just seems stupid. Not to mention that Costco was out of my normal bulk box yesterday when I went. So I decided that I’d try my hand at making up my own Larabar recipe.
But I know from experience that I don’t make bars very well, they come out all oddly shaped and uneven. I’m much better with balls. Yes, that’s what she said.
Pecan Pie Laraballs
1 1/2 cup pitted dates
1/2 cup pecans
1/2 cup raw almonds
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 tbsp coconut oil
1. Put all nuts in food processor until finely ground.
2. Add dates, vanilla extract and coconut oil to nut mixture and continue to process until thoroughly combined.
3. Use a tablespoon to shape mixture in 12 balls. (The coconut oil will get your hands greasy).
4. Refrigerate for 30 minutes to harden the coconut oil.
148 calories, 20g carbs, 7g fat and 2g protein.
I wanted to try making Coconut Chocolate flavor balls, but I threw away all my cocoa powder when I couldn’t stop mixing it with straight coconut oil and eating it with a spoon. The new peanut butter spoon.
Lemon flavor with zest and extract might be good too. Hmmm.