Any LÄRABAR lovers out there? I am totally addicted to them! There are so many great things about these bars that I don’t even no where to begin! Maybe with their mission.

“At LÄRABAR, we believe that the foundation of a sound mind, body and spirit is derived from what you eat. And what you eat is most delicious and satisfying when it’s in a whole, natural state.”

Amen, Lara!

  • Gluten free
  • Dairy free
  • Soy Free
  • Made from 100% whole food
  • Delicious blend of unsweetened fruits, nuts and spices.
  • Each flavor contains no more than 9 ingredients.
  • Ingredients that you can actually pronounce.
  • No added sweeteners or sugar.
  • Uncooked and unprocessed.
  • Loaded with nature’s own vitamins and minerals.
  • Sustaining with no added fillers, preservatives, supplements, or flavorings.
  • A great source of natural fiber, protein, good carbohydrates and healthy fats.
  • The essential enzymes, which are necessary for the digestion and utilization of nutrients, remain completely intact in their most natural, powerful state.

Pure and simple, just as nature intended.

I have about 10 favorite flavors but the first one I ever tried was love at first bite. Cashew Cookie, oh how I love thee. It’s made of only dates and cashews, and let me tell you, it tastes like a cookie! A pricey cookie though… at about $2.50 per bar, your grocery bill can add up pretty quickly. Since Larabars are made from simple whole ingredients, I though to myself… pshhh I can make these! So I did.

Top: LÄRABAR brand.
Bottom: RFFMBT bar!

Cashew Cookie Larabars
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Makes 6 bars

1 cup pitted Medjool dates
1/2 cup raw unsalted cashews
1 Tbsp water – if needed

In a food processor, pulse the cashews until they are broken into tiny pieces (do not pulse for too long, as it will turn into powder). Pit the dates and add them to the food processor. Blend the dates and cashews together occasionally scraping down the sides of the food processor. If the mixture is not sticking together, add one tablespoon of water and continue blending. The mixture should stick together and be pliable. Remove the mixture and form into a ball. Place the ball on a large piece of saran wrap. Cover the top of the ball with another layer of saran wrap and flatten with a rolling pin or your hands. Cut into 6 pieces and wrap individually in saran wrap. Refrigerate for 30 minutes and enjoy!
Note: Store the bars in the refrigerator or freezer for maximum life.


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Cashew Cookie Larabars…Enjoy!

28 Comments on Cashew Cookie Larabars

  1. Jane
    January 30, 2013 at 2:26 pm (11 years ago)

    If you have a Harmon’s in your town, you can use Bed Bath & Beyond coupons there to buy your Lara Bars. I too love them especially the cherry pie flavor

  2. Michelle
    January 30, 2013 at 2:35 pm (11 years ago)

    This looks so yummy!

  3. Janel Gradowski
    January 30, 2013 at 2:45 pm (11 years ago)

    I love Larabars and I have everything to make these in my cupboards. Yay! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  4. Angella Pizzo
    January 30, 2013 at 2:58 pm (11 years ago)

    My fav is chocolate chip cookie dough. U started me on Larabars. I actually yelled “OH MY GOD they have the box of them” when I was grocery shopping at meijers. My kids thought I was nuts…. Nuts for Larabars 🙂

  5. Cheryl Allman
    January 30, 2013 at 4:55 pm (11 years ago)

    I AM SO EXCITED FOR THIS! I love Lara bars too and have often thought, how hard could it be to make these? I love that you did it first. Thanks, can’t wait to try this.

  6. Bev Bahmanyari
    January 30, 2013 at 5:19 pm (11 years ago)

    These are easy and delicious! I added a little cinnamon to it also.

  7. Lizzy
    January 30, 2013 at 5:31 pm (11 years ago)

    Hmm, where do you buy your Larabars? At my Wegmans they’re only $1.29!

  8. Clare
    January 30, 2013 at 6:13 pm (11 years ago)

    Hi Catherine! These look delicious! I just got hooked on Larabars recently, and boy, are they pricey. I bought a box of 15 for $18! I got to try these! How long does these stay fresh btw?

  9. Shaina
    January 30, 2013 at 7:06 pm (11 years ago)

    Ever since your post that talked about healthy travel snacks I’ve been hooked on Larabars
    They’re perfect to have between classes if I need to be on campus all day!
    Current obsession: Peanut Butter!

  10. Falcon
    January 30, 2013 at 8:24 pm (11 years ago)

    Now what I’d love to know is how did these taste compare to Larabars? Better or worse?

    • Homemaker momma
      April 10, 2013 at 9:51 am (11 years ago)

      I’ve tried both and I say homemade taste best!!

  11. emilie
    January 31, 2013 at 12:58 am (11 years ago)

    they look so good !
    I made some the other day with sunflower seeds instead of cashews, and I rolled them in unsweetened cocoa… you can also roll them in coconut if you like 🙂

  12. Sandi
    January 31, 2013 at 11:09 am (11 years ago)

    Omg only 3 ingredients!! I love these types of recipes! Never heard of these bars but with such simple ingredients, I can’t wait to try this out!

  13. Kerlin
    January 31, 2013 at 3:40 pm (11 years ago)

    Hey! I just found out about your blog today. I’ve been reading this for almost 4 hours now. This is awesome, just what I need. Just the right moment. I showed it to my mom and she was fascinated as well. I spent over an hour translating some of your recipes to her. As we are not even from US, but a small country in Europe, Estonia:) I loved every single thing about it and I am really happy you are back :). Good luck and l’m looking forward to new posts, but until then I have tons of old ones to read:) Thank you so much:)

  14. Ashley
    January 31, 2013 at 7:21 pm (11 years ago)

    Can you please post more “Larabar” recipes? My favorites are cherry pie, apple pie and chocolate chip cookie dough. And I buy larabars from krogers 10 for $10 or a box of 6 at target for $6.

  15. Donna Amis Davis
    February 1, 2013 at 8:21 am (11 years ago)

    Wow. Those look good. We received a free sample of Medjool dates, and I couldn’t help thinking they tasted like brown sugar. I can imagine some finely chopped cashews mixed in would be wonderful! Thanks for sharing.

    • Nickie
      April 24, 2013 at 12:02 pm (11 years ago)

      Where do you get your free samples from? Would love to check into that! Thanks!!

  16. Brittany
    February 4, 2013 at 8:14 pm (11 years ago)

    These look so good! I am getting tired of paying a boat load for bars, time for me to make my own 🙂

  17. Jess
    February 5, 2013 at 9:32 am (11 years ago)

    These look absolutely delicious! I can’t wait to try them! Thanks for the awesome recipe 🙂

  18. Muri
    February 10, 2013 at 12:04 pm (11 years ago)

    Hi!! My mom have celiac disease and I want to make these for her but I don’t know where I can found medjool here in Chile. Do you know what can I use to replace it? Thanks so much for your recipes 🙂

  19. Stephanie
    February 13, 2013 at 2:55 am (11 years ago)

    I’ve been interested in these larabars and I looked it up and many people are saying its very fattening….true? Or no? Please let me know

    • Catherine
      February 13, 2013 at 3:23 am (11 years ago)

      Hi Stephanie! Larabars do contain fat since they are made with nuts. Nuts are a healthy plan-t based fat, but like anything else, even healthy food and Larabars should be eaten in moderation. If someone were to eat multiple Larabars in one sitting… that probably wouldn’t be a great idea! Having a Larabar with a slice of whole grain toast and an egg for breakfast is a great balance of plant based fat, fruit, whole grains, and protein to keep you full for hours! Larabars also make great portable snacks for traveling or occasions where healthy foods are unavailable. I hope this helps! xo

  20. Judith
    February 20, 2013 at 5:02 am (11 years ago)

    I made these and they are really nice! Do you have any suggestions for variations?
    Also made the two ingredient pancakes, love nice recipies without all those fancy ingredients.
    Since I am new to your blog, have you posted or would you post food diaries or an example of a scheme? I am curious what your daily/weekly scheme looks like for inspiration.


  21. Jess
    February 22, 2013 at 5:05 pm (11 years ago)

    I finally got around to making these tonight, and they were delicious! Not as sweet as I had anticipated, but they were still yummy! I am very happy with these-thank you for posting! 🙂

  22. Amy Runs
    April 4, 2013 at 7:37 pm (11 years ago)

    I made these for a snack for my kids today and our whole family LOVED them. More than the original, actually. I made and froze two more batches to have on hand (and added some raisins to those). So, so good. Thank you!

  23. Kris
    June 20, 2013 at 7:58 am (11 years ago)

    I am obsessed with your blog. I just bought a Vitamix and I am excited to try many of your recipes using it!

    Thanks for having an awesome site & an awesome story that is totally relatable!

  24. Emmalee
    March 13, 2014 at 6:07 am (10 years ago)

    Hey Catherine! What food processor do you use, if you don’t mind my asking? I’ve been so on the fence about purchasing one!

  25. marinadelshrader
    February 16, 2015 at 11:32 pm (9 years ago)

    I love Larabars!!! 🙂 I sometimes eat them as a before bed snack. My favorite is the peanut butter & jelly flavor.


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