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.
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.
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.
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.
46 thoughts on “Sweet Tooth? Healthy Vegan Solution Here!”
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
if she can eat raisins, she can use them instead!
we will try the pecan pie bars and replace the dates with raisins :o)
Let me know what you think!
Yummo Rumpy! love this 🙂 hugs Fozziemum
There are some versions that include chocolate too, for when chocolate is required. LOL
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…:)
Go for it!
I shall 🙂 been hitting the sweet biscuits a bit too much….think my body needs a break 😉
Glad to hear that. Chocolate is always required.
These sound delicious!!
Wow!!! It looks so delicious! and sounds good to humans health! 🙂
They are, Kevin! But not so much for dogs.
Dang, my Dad got real hungry for some reason!
Uh oh!!!! LOL
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 🙂
I had no idea it would be that easy to make those! Wow! Thanks for sharing! And I am definitely trying this out!
I know! They are amazing, huh!
“for when chocolate is required…”
Do you mean there are times when chocolate is NOT required? Really?
That looks GOOD and sounds EASY… and if it is Cheaper… THAT Truly makes it a WINNER.
Probably not if you choose organic ingredients. But I don’t. And you can use a variety of kinds of nuts, depending on taste and what’s on sale.
Yum I am soooooooooooo hungry!!
I am gong to try this
These sound so easy to make that even mom may make them.
Excellent! Now I just need to find out what a cup is in pounds and ounces…
I cup is 8 liquid ounces. Weight will vary depending on the ingredient
And in non-liquid ounces?
1 cup of almonds is 6 ounces, 1 cup of dried cherries is 4 ounces and 1 cup dates is 6.2 ounces.
Wow, great idea!
Sounds yummy, I love anything with cherries..
It does sound good. The favorite treats for Sidney and Shelby are mangoes, carrots, winter squash, and apples. Mom likes them too.
What a great idea and looks so simple to make. Also healthy. Thanks!
We do this too, and also with varying ingredients! 😀
Umm … TOTALLY hungry now! Thanks for sharing this, Rumpy and Jenny!
This looks so healthy for the humans. I’ll tell mom so she will have a healthy snack.
so easy and tasty!
Yummy!!! Can’t wait to try this!!!!!
Love Larabars, but yours looks so delicious!!
Ohhhh that sounds good! I will be trying this for sure. Sharing it too!
You will love ’em!
Reblogged this on Make Something Mondays! and commented:
Make these easy, yet good for you candy bars for snacks. They look amazing!
Oh they taste amazing too!