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Homemade Larabars Recipe – Almond Coconut

12/17/2012 - 10 comments

After making my chocolate peanut butter homemade Larabars recipe, I thought I’d have some fun and try different flavors. I looked to see what I had in my cabinets and came up with some raw almonds and some coconut.


Sounds yummy to me.

So we tried it.

homemade larabars
These are so easy to make, they don’t require any baking, and only use as few or as many ingredients as you want. They are sweetened with dates so there is NO SUGAR added. They taste great, make a healthy snack and have absolutely no chemicals or preservatives. You can form them into any shape or size you want from bars to squares to balls.

We went for the squares this time.

homemade larabars

They taste fantastic. So fresh and real, much better than the store-bought. They are a bit stickier but it’s a small price to pay for better taste. The only problem with these is that I CAN’T STOP EATING THEM.

homemade larabars

4.8 from 5 reviews
Homemade Larabars Recipe - Almond Coconut
Homemade Larabars are no bake and have no added sugar.
  • 1-1/3 cup pitted Medjool dates
  • 1 cup raw almonds
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup coconut
  • ⅛ tsp salt (optional)
  1. Combine dates, almonds, vanilla, coconut and salt in a food processor and puree until combined and sticking together.
  2. If the mixture seems a bit too dry, add water and continue to puree. You probably won’t need it.
  3. Remove mixture from bowl and for bar shaped pieces, press it down onto a cutting board and form into a square or rectangle. Cut into 10-12 square or bar shaped pieces.
  4. Chill until eaten.
These do end up a bit stickier than Larabars. I would suggest wrapping each bar in wax paper if you want to take them on-the-go.


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  • Reply Danesha Sapp 08/30/2013 at 12:06 pm

    I am SO making these! Always looking for ways to make a quick, healthy treat.

  • Reply Laura (Got Chocolate) 02/23/2013 at 4:24 pm

    Bookmarked! Thanks!

  • Reply SCM (SocialCafe Magazine) 12/23/2012 at 10:55 pm

    I’m printing this out so I don’t forget to make it. It looks delicious!

  • Reply Kelly @ A Girl Worth Saving 12/23/2012 at 5:34 pm

    So simple! If I wasn’t making so many sweets I would make these this week but man, I am almost tired of eating sweets. These will be perfect for my little guy.

  • Reply Heather 12/21/2012 at 8:34 am

    I’ve never had a lara bar either but I love dates so I’ll have to try this!

  • Reply Melinda@LookWhatMomFound...andDadtoo 12/19/2012 at 6:57 am

    never heard of Larabars but these look like a good snack to have on hand for after school or weeknight dessert. Pinning to remind me to buy dates

  • Reply Nichol 12/18/2012 at 8:44 pm

    YUM! You should recreate the blueberry muffin or lemon bar for me:)

    • Reply Kim 12/18/2012 at 9:36 pm

      Ok! I have to find more organic dates, and blueberries and lemons. Ummmm those might be summer flavors LOL

  • Reply pam 12/18/2012 at 5:05 am

    Snagged this recipe too; the added almonds is a real plus!

  • Reply Henrietta 12/17/2012 at 11:59 pm

    Yummy! I may have to try these, even though I’ve never had a lara-whatsit?!