I’ve been on a kick of making healthy Lara Bars. They are great healthy snacks when your feeling like something sweet! It’s fun to change them up with different ingredients. Whether I am making a fruit bar, chocolate, or maybe a Sunbutter combination. I keep these cut up in single serving pieces in my freezer. I find it keeps them less sticky and they stay together nicely and ready for snacking.

Today’s recipes are as follows;

Chocolate Sunbutter Lara Bars

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1 cup pecans
1/2 cup cashew
1Tbl cinnamon
1 4 oz *Navitas Naturals Organic Raw Cacao Nibs
2 Tbl crunchy Sunbutter
1 .5 lb container of Dates (pitted)

Place nuts in food processor, process until desired consistency, I like mine ground. Add cinnamon, dates and Sunbutter. Process until mixed well, then add cacoa nibs.

Line 8×8 pan with parchment paper, pour mixture in and flatten evenly out.

Place in freezer for 20-30 min to harden.

Cut into desired length for servings. I keep them in zip lock bags in the freezer.

*Navitas Naturals Cacao Nibs are organic and loaded with antioxidants. In fact, cacao is one of the most antioxidant-rich foods on the planet! Cacao also contains fiber and a number of vital minerals – especially magnesium and iron.

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Apricot Almond Coconut Lara Bar

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1 Cup Sliced Almonds
1/2 Cup Cashew
1 tsp Allspice
1 tsp Cinnamon
2 Tbl Honey
.5 of 1lb bag *Organic Turkish Apricots

Place nuts in food processor, process until desired consistency. Add spices, honey and apricots. Process mixture well.

Line 8×8 pan with parchment paper, pour mixture in and flatten evenly out.

Place in freezer for 20-30 min to harden.

Cut into desired length for servings. Again I keep them in zip lock bags in the freezer.

*Apricots are rich in iron, vitamin A, and especially potassium – in fact many with potassium deficiencies see their blood counts leap up after adding dried apricots, dates, peaches, figs, prunes and raisins to their diets! Organic dried Turkish apricots. (USDA Organic certified CCOF.)

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