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Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Larabars

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.

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Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Larabars

Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Larabars

Total Time: 10m
Yield: 3 bars
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Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Larabars


  • 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


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

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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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Published on November 14, 2011

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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. katie @KatieDid says

    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.

  3. Ali @ Peaches and Football says

    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!

  4. 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.

  5. 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…..

  6. Sarahishealthy says

    Your photos just keep getting better and better! And the recipes, too. I made your chocolate fudge larabars for the millionth time just last week :). Will have to try these too!

  7. jo @ includingcake says

    yum- sounds good! Photos are gorgeous too! I made a non-chocolate gingerbread variety recently but haven’t put that on my blog yet. The choc orange ones are still my absolute favourite Nak’d bars (the UK version of Larabar) and I’ve been making them for friends cut up into little bite size cubes.

  8. Emilia says

    Oh my gosh, I think my jaw dropped a bit when I saw the title. These look fantastic! As soon as I can get my hands on a food processor I’m making them 🙂
    My favorite non chocolate snack would have to be something bread related, or coffee if that counts as a snack!

  9. Char @ says

    Yummy!! I’m totally with you: sometimes, I just don’t want chocolate in my dessert 😛 Not often, but sometimes. My favourite snack is these 5 minute Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookie Dough Balls on my blog (also chocolate-less). They’re ALWAYS in the fridge, and Dallas loves them, too!

  10. Anta says

    Any nut butter on a spoon straight from the jar! yummy…sometimes granny smith apples double yummy!!
    made these today..but used dates because I didn`t have raisins and added some almond butter to make up for the drier dates. Sooo good…I might have eaten the whole batch before it made it to `bar`form.. =)

  11. Kim says

    Those look absolutely amazing and exactly what I’ve been looking for! And you are NOT a disgrace to your chocolate blog, you have risen above it! You are secure in your love of chocolate and are not afraid to show your versatility in cooking and blogging 😉

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