Sweet Tooth? Healthy Vegan Solution Here!

It’s no secret to any of you that we can help animals by curtailing the number of them we eat.

And when it comes to snack foods, you want something that’s healthy as well.

When I have a sweet tooth, a favorite treat is a Larabar.

larabar
They’re good for you and taste so good!

But I couldn’t find my favorite flavor, Cherry Pie, anywhere around.

So I decided to make my own.

And if I’d known it was this easy, I’d have been making them a long time ago! I used a recipe I found at Budget101.com.

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I used up the cherries before I decided to blog about making them. Oh well.

Just add 1 cup almonds, 1 cup dates, and 1 cup dried cherries to the food processor and pulse for up to 45 seconds. You might need to add a couple teaspoons of water if the mixture doesn’t stick together well.

Then transfer to a pan lined with parchment paper. Press, allow to sit, and cut into bars.

actually, it tastes better, because I made it.
tastes just like the Larabar!

I’m storing mine in the freezer. They also keep in the refrigerator or at room temperature.

If you don’t like cherries or almonds, no sweat. The basic recipe is as follows:

1 cup nuts
1 cup dates (or raisins or prunes)
1 cup dried fruit of your choice
 

Or, if you love peanut butter cookies, try processing 1 cup roasted, unsalted peanuts with 1 cup dates. Delicious!

You can find the recipe for over 20 varieties of Larabar at Budget101.

Enjoy!

46 thoughts on “Sweet Tooth? Healthy Vegan Solution Here!

  1. I will visit this site soon. My mom currently has a BIG sweet tooth, we have only to replace the dates ( she is allergic) but I’m sure we will find a recipe . Many thanks for this idea, Rumpy&Jen

      1. Is there a time it isn’t hahaah 🙂 I was thinking I have some dates and dried apricots and cranberries and all sorts of goodies…might have a few different tries…:)

  2. My husband has a recipe for vegan brownies that are amazingly delicious. Instead of grain-based they are made with blak beans, but you would never know it. Thanks Rumpy 🙂

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