Friday, January 28, 2011

The homemade LÄRABAR

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So, I'm a bit late to the LÄRABAR party...I didn't realize they were available this side of the border until I happened upon them in Choices before Christmas.

This is one of my favourite flavours. Yummy lime!

But at close to $2 a pop, these are expensive. But they're a great snack that is GAPS friendly. And it's hard to find GAPS friendly snacks. I figured there must be some way to duplicate the yumminess without the cost. I did some searching and found a bunch of blogs with recipes. I settled on this one and settled on the Almond-Apricot variation.

I toasted my almonds and then got out the mini food processor.

take these

dried fruit
This is the smushed up fruit...

Smushed up fruit with almonds on top.

ready to shape
The goodness all kneaded together and ready to shape into bars.

finished product
Soooo good! I doubled the recipe and they lasted for a few days in the fridge. I'll be making these again for sure! I think if I made almond-apricot again, I'd decrease the almonds a bit and add more dates. But that's just me.

This weekend I'm going to try to replicate the lime bar....yummy!


  1. Thanks for this! I have been wanting to make bars like that.

  2. OOOoooh...let me know which one you try and how it works out!

  3. these sound great! I have been making the Thrive ones by Brendan Brazier, but I definitely want to try these!

  4. Look at that...something other than plain lettuce that you and I can both eat right now!