Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Peanut Butter Chocolate "Larabars" (vegan)

Nolan likes Peanut Butter Chocolate Larabars....I attempted to make some today as our Vitacost order isn't in. My family loved these. I adapted a couple of recipes. 

8 oz pitted dates (2 C)
1/2 C peanuts
2 T natural peanut butter
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
1/3 C chocolate
water - as needed added 1 tsp at a time

Combine dates and peanuts in food processor - blend until they form a paste

Add in peanut butter, salt (omit if peanuts are salted) and vanilla. 

If it appears to crumbly to press into a bar; add a tsp of water. I only needed one. 

Add chocolate

Line an 8x8 pan with parchment paper for ease of cutting and clean up. 

Plop dough in the middle of out firmly...pack it DOWN....starting in the center...

Freeze at least 15 min and cut. I wrap individually for taking on the road...but you don't have too. These can be stored in the fridge or freezer....

Arielle has liked other bars I've made...but EVERYONE loved these. Everyone. I think they are a bit sweet and was talking about decreasing the dates or increasing the peanuts and cutting back on the chocolate....and Michael said, "Why do you do that? We like them." Ok - then. LOL 

I would suspect the nutritional value is similar to Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Lara Bars, I posted last week. More fat and a bit more protein is my guess. 

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