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Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Larabars

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These are my new favorite homemade Larabars:

oatmeal larabars

Only, they’re not really Larabars at all.

I stumbled upon the recipe while making Hot Fudge Brownie Larabars.

The hot-fudge Larabars used to be my favorite. But their place has now been usurped… by a non-chocolate bar?! Yes, these oatmeal cookie bars are so good I like them better than the chocolate flavors! I’m a disgrace to my chocolate-covered blog.

homemade larabars

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup raisins (80g)
  • 6 tbsp quick oats (30g)
  • 1/2 cup raw walnuts (40g)
  • 1/8 tsp plus 1/16 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
Total Time: 10m

Instructions

Pulverize the oats in a food processor, then add all other ingredients and blend very well. Form into balls or bars. (If you want, you can portion the dough into plastic bags before smushing the bars, so your hands don’t get sticky.) This recipe makes a little over three Larabar-sized (45g) bars. I like to double the recipe—the bars last at least two weeks in the fridge. They can also be frozen. **My recipe always turns out sticky, but a few commenters said theirs turned out dry, which makes me suspect they probably just need to process longer. (If for some reason they are still too dry, add just a tiny bit of water and process again.)

View Homemade Larabars Nutrition Facts

oatmeal bars

Do you have any favorite “non-chocolate” snacks?

If a certain favorite snack of mine doesn’t have chocolate, it’ll probably either have peanut butter or coconut. But really, most of my favorite snacks have chocolate!

Here’s a list of all the Homemade Larabars Flavors.

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Katie is the baker, photographer, and author of the popular blog Chocolate-Covered Katie. Her favorite food is chocolate, and she believes in eating a balanced diet that includes dessert every single day. More about Katie—> 
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  1. Megan says:

    I have never been the first to comment! I am a little bit excited! I do have favorite snacks without chocolate too…namely fruit smoothies (usually have coconut butter or coconut extract) or edamame and apples with peanut butter. Coconut and nut butters are just too delicious to pass up!

  2. I know what you mean- there is a time (RARE) where I like something other than chocolate and things like this hit the spot!

  3. Delish!! I was so looking forward to the new flavor yesterday. Can’t wait to try this, thanks!

  4. Weirdly, I like cookies that are NOT chocolate flavoured! Weird I know! And oh my God… you never fail to amaze me!!!

  5. Anonymous says:

    RICE PUDDING!! No raisins please but with cinnamon. mmmm

  6. one of my favorite on the go snacks is in fact unsweetened chocolate because its so easy to tote around. If I’m snacking at home it’s usually leftovers or yogurt with nut butter… no my leftovers do not include chocolate (usually!). These photos are so gorgeous.

  7. Gen says:

    awesome!!!!! can’t wait to try this out!

  8. YUM! Oatmeal raisin is one of my fave cookies, and I LOVE Larabars, so I will definitely be making this soon! 😀

    Nut butter is probably my other favourite non-chocolate snack…but then again my fave nut butter is Justin’s Chocolate Hazelnut haha!

  9. yay for gluten free bars!!! I’ll have to give these a try, I’ve been trying to make my own granola bars since there are few gluten and soy free ones, and they start getting expensive!

  10. I can’t get over how simple these are to make! As someone who hates doling out a lot of money for granola bars, I am very excited for this recipe!!

  11. These look so simple and tasty! I love larabars but they can be pricey to eat every day. Trying to cut back a bit.

    I love soft and chewy peanut butter cookies. Ooh and egg nog cookie cutouts with cream cheese in them. NOT healthy but oh so good!

  12. Laura says:

    Katie! When is your cookbook coming out???!

  13. Making these!!! They look fab 😀

  14. Andrea says:

    Holy deliciousness I have to make these! Oatmeal raisin is one of my favorite flavors 🙂 And how simple, too 🙂

  15. ooooh yum! i love anything oatmeal-raisin flavored & i also love larabars. it’s such a good idea to make them at home. anyways, i’m new to your blog & i love it! thanks for sharing katie 🙂

  16. Hahaha: “I’m a disgrace to my chocolate-covered blog”. Love it. You’ll probably come up with an even better chocolate recipe in the not-too-distant future though so I wouldn’t worry! These do look amazing though :).

  17. These are delicious – I’ve made similar cookie dough balls with a touch of cinnamon… I think cinnamon makes everything better! 🙂

  18. Kit-Kat says:

    I have lots of favorite non-chocolate snacks. I eat a lot of things from sweet to savory, crunchy to “creamy”, and sour to flavorful things. I do love fruit….. but then again non-choclate granola/power bars are a favorite, and cookies and cereal.
    Hey, I was wondering if I could put in a recipe request for you to try and make sometime before the holidays: could you try and re-invent the creme-filled maple leaf sandwhich cookie? The variety carried at Costco has Hydroginated oils, and is very high in fat and calories for one cookie. Trader Joes makes a much better kind, but still, I thought this would be a really yummy cookie to try.
    Thanks!

    1. I could try… lol but I have to google it first. I don’t think I’ve ever seen them!

  19. I am so in love with these right now I can’t handle it. Ghaa I want want want!
    – Katie at http://www.ohshineon.com

  20. Karen, WA state says:

    gotta be honest here… I this blog for my son and husband. Both love chocolate, one is daibetic and the other has food allergies, so we are always looking for healthy new recipes. I however, am allergic to chocolate, so almost any dessert without chocolate is my favorite…lol. I absolutely love your blog and especially everything chocolate free that I can enjoy too…..

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