I’ve made these before and I liked them, but I wasn’t blown away. For some reason this time, the stars aligned and the result was pure deliciousness. Homemade Lara Bars are all over the healthy food blog community so if for some reason I have used the exact same recipe as someone else, it is purely by accident.
To make four of these round bars truffles, a la fudge baby shaped. Insert into your food processor the following ingredients:
10 pitted dates
2 oz. salted cashews
1/4 cup organic finally shredded coconut
1/2 cap of vanilla – didn’t use actual tool of measurement, because that’s how I roll sometimes
2 level Tbsp. of cocoa
Process into mixture works itself into a ball. Remove, separate into four equal-ish sections and roll into balls. Wrap in plastic wrap and store in fridge.
I didn’t measure the cups or grams of dates, because I wasn’t sure how many I wanted to use. I started off using six dates and added all of the rest of the ingredients. Processed them and then tasted, decided it needed more dates, and continued until I had added 10 dates, writing down the ingredient list every step of the way.
Man, these little guys were delicious. I had one the next day for a mid afternoon snack, saved one for Brad, and then packed them as an after dinner snack on our surprise anniversary car trip to Savannah, Ga. Well, it was a surprise for me anyway. I have the sweetest guy! Almost as sweet as my homemade Lara Chocolate/coconut date truffles.