Homemade Lemon Larabars (VIDEO)

Since posting my Homemade Coconut Cream Pie Larabars recipe almost a year ago, I have been meaning to share some of my other favorite flavors.  Larabars are so easy to make at home, and will definitely save you some bucks!


The "Lemon Bar" flavor is one of my favorites.  It's the perfect balance of lemony & sweet, and the nuts give the flavor of a crunchy crust.  I decided to film a video to show you just how simple they are to make  :)  Let me know if there are any other Larabar flavors you would like me to recreate, or if there are new flavors you've thought of!  I have a "Cinnamon Raisin Bread" flavor that's been on my list to post too....

I hope you enjoy these, and find the video helpful!

Click here to see the video on YouTube:  http://youtu.be/DJM4nSAE2Ys


Ingredients:

  • 1 cup pitted dates
  • 1 Tbsp warm water (if your dates seem dry)
  • 1/2 cup raw almonds
  • 1/2 cup raw cashews
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp lemon zest (optional, for extra lemon flavor)
  • dash of sea salt
Directions:
  1. Place the dates and warm water (if necessary) in a food processor, and pulse until they form a doughy paste.
  2. Add the nuts, and pulse until they are broken into small pieces.  Use a rubber spatula or spoon to break up the mixture if it clumps together.
  3. Add the lemon juice & sea salt, and give it a final pulse to mix.
  4. Transfer the mixture to a large Ziploc bag, and refrigerate until firm.
  5. Roll the mixture out on a cutting board and shape as desired.  Try rolling into bite-sized balls or slicing into rectangle bars.  Cookie cutters are fun too!
  6. Wrap in plastic wrap & store in the fridge  :)



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5 comments:

Jenny said...

Yay!!! I've been waiting for this recipe ever since I was introduced to your blog! Can't wait to make them! Thank you so much for sharing!

Jessie B said...

@Jenny~ I thought of you while making these!! Thank you for requesting the flavor- it's my favorite! :)

Jenny said...

Awww. I feel honored!!

My husband and 3 sons also love all of your recipes. Any chance all of these blog recipes will make it into a cookbook any time soon?! (In the meantime, I print them off and put them in a binder.)



Jessie B said...

I love that you print my recipes~ what a compliment! & I never thought of a cookbook, but maybe someday! That would be too cool!

Alana said...

Hey Jessie! Just wondering if you've thought about adding the nutritional info and serving sizes to your recipes? I know that that info. Is important to a lot of health conscious people