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Homemade Cashew Cookie Larabars

Cashew Cookie Larabars

It all started with the Hot Chocolate Fudge Babies.

I love them. You love them. Everyone loves them. And so the time is ripe to introduce another flavor: cashew cookie. I initially created these to be a replica of the Cashew Cookie Larabars. However, this homemade version ended up tasting so much better than the packaged bars! I might even like them more than the chocolate version.

Yikes. Wait, you didn’t hear me say that!

cashew cookie larabars

Homemade Cashew Cookie Larabars

(Yields 110 grams, which is a bit more than the size of two Larabars)

  • 30 grams unsalted cashews (1/4c)
  • 80 grams dates, which is a scant 2/3c (I use SunMaid, as they’re softer.)
  • tiny pinch salt (brings out the sweetness)
  • Optional: a drop or two of good-quality vanilla extract (I use about 1/8 tsp)

Blend in your food processor (I use the Magic Bullet short cup. If you’re using a bigger food processor than that, I’d recommend at least doubling the homemade larabar recipe for smoother blending). Enjoy!

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homemade larabar

(Just like with the Hot Chocolate Fudge Babies, you can opt to make bars or balls or even cookie cutter-ed shapes.)

Variations

  • Add cinnamon and raisins = Spice Babies
  • Use peanuts in place of the cashews, and add dried banana = Elvis Babies
  • Peppermint extract + cocoa + cacao nibs = Thin Mint Babies
  • Throw in some coffee powder = Frappuccino Babies
  • Roll in cinnamon sugar = Cinnabon Babies (or Snickerdoodle Babies)

homemade cashew cookie larabar

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Published on November 8, 2009

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  1. Vikki says

    Made these bars this morning and really like them! Looking forward to trying new combinations. Thank you for sharing!

  2. Angelica says

    I added a mini piece of ripe banana and I honestly fell in love. Most delicious bar e v e r.. I won’t buy any other bar in a loooooong while since it’s super fast and easy.. ou must try!! I’m thinking if you don’t want nuts.. Banana – coconut -date will be great too! I’m super excited to try this tomorrow and obviously, eat another cashew- banana – date bar too.

  3. Diana says

    Made this tonight, and it was a hit! One family member said it was the best non-chocolate culinary confection of all of Katie’s recipes (that I’ve made so far). For the variations, are there specific amounts of ingredients you would recommend (e.g., how many grams of dried banana for the Elvis Babies, etc.)?

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