It’s time for a little treat.

Who’s ready?



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?


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


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!


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
Serves: 6
Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Soy-free, Vegetarian, Vegan option
Author: Amie Valpone
Recipe type: Entree


  • 1 cup Medjool dates pitted
  • 1 cup raw almonds
  • 1/4 cup almond butter
  • 1-2 Tbsp. water
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. cacao powder or carob powder
  • 2 Emmy's Organic Chocolate Macaroons optional
  • pinch sea salt


  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.
Nutrition Facts
Homemade Chocolate Coconut Macaroon Larabars
Amount Per Serving
Calories 290 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 19mg1%
Potassium 423mg12%
Carbohydrates 28g9%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 18g20%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 37IU1%
Calcium 119mg12%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.



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  1. 5 stars
    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!

  2. 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

    1. 5 stars
      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

  3. 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.

  4. 4 stars
    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.

  5. 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. 🙂

  6. 5 stars
    These look delicious! I’ve been diving into unhealthy treats at work that are around the office. Time for some pre-resolution habit changing to something more healthy like these! Thanks!

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