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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 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate chip date bar recipe, chocolate chip date bars, homemade lara bars
Servings: 8 bars
Author: Renee - www.raisinggenerationnourished.com


  • 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.