Homemade Chocolate Coconut Macaroon Larabars

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It’s time for a little treat.

Who’s ready?

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Me!

I’ve been buying Larabars for years but I’ve always wanted to make my own so that I could use organic nuts and seeds and fruits. And boy o’ boy did these turn out amazing. I’m surely going to be creating a few new flavors just for you this year.

They’re such an easy snack or dessert and there is no refined sugar, no added sugar, no additives. Just pure organic one-ingredient foods. Pretty good, right?

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You can’t beat that. That’s for darn sure.

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So many of my clients eat the bars they find at food stores or convenience shops that claim to be healthy but are filled with awful chemicals and additives and they are often loaded with sugar, some form of hidden gluten or some fancy name for dairy and whey that people don’t realize will hurt their tummy!

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Have no fear, Amie’s here.

Check out these fun bars and whip up a batch for an easy go-to snack you can bring to work with you, serve to the kiddies after school and even toss into your beach bag or gym bag. Trust me, you’re gunna be pretty smiley after you see how easy these are. They’re fresh and flavorful without the junk. My kinda food!

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Homemade Chocolate Coconut Macaroon Larabars
 
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Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Soy-free, Vegetarian, Vegan option
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Medjool dates, pitted
  • 1 cup raw almonds
  • ¼ cup almond butter
  • 1-2 Tbsp. water
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. cacao powder or carob powder
  • 2 Emmy's Organic Chocolate Macaroons, optional
  • pinch sea salt
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in a food processor; pulse until mixture forms a dough consistency and is smooth yet still has a few tiny chunks of almonds. Add more water if needed.
  2. Transfer dough to a flat surface or cutting board and slice into 6 bars and serve.
  3. Store in fridge.
Notes
Serving Size: 1 ~ Calories: 282 ~ Fat: 19 ~ Protein: 7 ~ Carb:26g ~ Fiber: 4g ~ Sugar: 18g ~ Sodium: 76mg

 

 

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19 replies
  1. Anna_PMorgan.
    Anna_PMorgan. says:

    We really don’t fear when Amie is there :) I completely agree with the hidden gluten part, such products are indeed awful and ridiculous for health. Thanks for sharing that recipe Amie, I am sure it is enriched with goodness!

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  2. Lori Sexton Leal
    Lori Sexton Leal says:

    I love Larabars so I had to try this recipe. It’s amazing! My son loves them as well and they’re perfect for parties or on the go. I love to bake but with my health issues I can’t as much as I did in the past. I loved how easy these are to make and how great they taste!!! xoxo

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    • Lori Sexton Leal
      Lori Sexton Leal says:

      I love Larabars so I had to try this recipe. It’s amazing! My son loves them as well and they’re perfect for parties or on the go. I love to bake but with my health issues I can’t as much as I did in the past. I loved how easy these are to make and how great they taste!!! xoxo

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  3. Mary Leming
    Mary Leming says:

    I love Larabars and always grab several at whole foods. I’m anxious to try this recipe to make my own, they look very very tasty!! Love all of your recipes.

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  4. CJ
    CJ says:

    Oh, I’m going to riff on this recipe! I try to avoid buying small-packaged-foods — however unprocessed — to avoid waste and in light of the cost. But this is excellent, because I love an occasional Larabar. Although I didn’t like that their parent company fought the non-GMO law in CA.

    Going to make a heap, and freeze.

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  5. april
    april says:

    These look so delicious! I have to make these. I think my husband and 3 boys would like them, too! Always good to find something the whole family enjoys. :)

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