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!
Servings: 8 bars
- 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.