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Chocolate Chip Cookie Fruit & Nut Bar (Compare to Larabar!) *PLUS* An Amazing Deal From MightyNest!

August 6, 2015

5 minutes. No cooking. Major money saving! You can make Larabar’s classic chocolate chip cookie Larabar right at home!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Fruit & Nut Bar (Compare to Larabar!)This post is sponsored by MightyNest. I received the lunch gear pictured in the post as compensation for my time, however please know I only post products/services I would use on my own family.

I’ve been giving myself a little kick in the pants toward get moving toward back to school.

Sigh. I seriously love summer. But I also seriously love school routine!

So we are clinging to the last few weeks of summer, getting in as many beach days as we can…and here and there easing ourselves back into school mode.

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Fruit & Nut Bar (Compare to Larabar!)

Here’s my take on the classic chocolate chip cookie fruit and nut bar from Larabar – feel free to use whatever nuts you have on hand! Classic Larabars use cashews – I like the taste of pecans better but use whatever you have! This batch will make at least 12 bars so you can stash them away in the freezer! They will go from freezer to lunchbox super quick.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Fruit & Nut Bar (Compare to Larabar!)

5 minutes. No cooking. Major money saving! You can make Larabar’s classic chocolate chip cookie Larabar right at home!
Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate chip date bar recipe, chocolate chip date bars, homemade lara bars
Servings: 8 bars
Author: Renee -


  • 1 lb Medjool dates Our local grocer carries this brand
  • 3 cups pecans I soak and dehydrate mine to reduce phytic acid
  • 1 vanilla bean scraped (this is optional but makes it taste really good! Do NOT use vanilla extract - the end produce will be too wet/slimy - I even tried adding coconut flour to dry it up and that didn't work! Only vanilla bean if you want the vanilla added)
  • 1/3 - 1/2 cup Enjoy Life chocolate chips


  • Everything EXCEPT the chocolate chips into your food processor (I think a blender would work too) and blend to combine. (It should press together when you push on the mixture).
  • Add the chocolate chips and pulse to combine, or just mix them into the mixture by hand.
  • Press the mixture into a small baking dish lined with parchment paper. Put it into the fridge to firm up so cutting is easier. You can cut them right away if you want - they really are ready to eat right away! I freeze them cut into bars so they pop into the lunchbox super easy.

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  • Reply Emily @ Recipes to Nourish August 11, 2015 at 11:04 am

    What an awesome recipe! Love how easy it is to make. Fun lunch gear too 🙂

  • Reply Shannon @ GrowingSlower August 28, 2015 at 5:53 pm

    I can’t wait to make these! Thanks for the recipe!

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