I bought a case of these bars at a Discount Store in our area and I loved them! They were great to have on hand for something quick to eat. Well, after they were gone, I decided to make my own version of them.
I like having these types of bars to grab when I need a quick bite to eat. We have made these other types and I keep them in the freezer to grab when we need to run out the door :
My husband calls them my bird seed bars:) They do get tiny seeds stuck in your teeth, be sure to check them after eating them:)
Yes we had all those ingredients—but I did something different. I had an abundance of big plump raisins that no one will eat around here, so I decided to substitute that for the dates. The raisins give it a more sweeter taste. If I didn’t already have the raisins I would have used the dates, but I am using what fragments I had.
Here is my bar mixture and the Lara Bar piece at the top. I had to keep going back and forth until I knew that the flavors were exact. Like I said the raisins gave it a sweeter taste, but for the most part they tasted exactly the same.
I then decided to roll some into balls to grab for a smaller bite to eat. To these I added some chia, hemp, and flax seeds for added nutritional value.
Here is my recipes:
- 2 cups raisins–use dates if you have them
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- 3/4 cup unsweetened coconut
- 3/4 cup chopped nuts–walnuts and almonds
Place all in a food processor and blend. Place in a bowl and knead with cocoa powder until not sticky. Roll out and cut into bars or make into balls. Place in freezer. Enjoy!