Homemade Lara Bars

LARA BARS are one of the very best energy bars on the market, simply because they are made from a short list of real food ingredients: nuts, fruits and spices. They are YUM-O… and are raw, unprocessed, non-GMO, gluten free, dairy free, soy free, vegan, and kosher.  Here’s a look at the Lara bar ingredients and the ingredients for another apple-ish flavored bar on the market (made by Powerbar):

LARABAR: Apple Pie Flavor (from http://www.larabar.com/ )
Dates, Walnuts, Unsweetened Apples, Almonds, Raisins, Cinnamon

POWERBAR: Apple Cinnamon Flavor (from http://www.powerbar.com/ )
High Fructose Corn Syrup With Grape And Pear Juice Concentrate, Oat Bran, Maltodextrin, Milk Protein Isolate, Rice Crisps (Milled Rice, Rice Bran), Brown Rice Flour, Almond Butter, Apple Powder, Natural Flavor, Glycerin, Soy Protein Isolate, Cinnamon and Peanut Flour. (Contains Almond, Milk, Peanut and Soy Ingredients.)

The only downside to LARA bars is that once you try them, you love them, and you’ve got to have them! And at about $1.60 to $2.00 per bar, it gets pricey.  After searching the internet, I found several recipes.  Yesterday I tried making Peanut Butter & Jelly bars and Chocolate Coconut bars, but many variations could be made.  Play around with the flavors and make them the way you like them.  Taste the “dough”, and if you prefer, add more spices!  Keep them stored in your fridge, and pop one in your purse when you leave to run errands.  It can be a healthy alternative to stopping for a fast food snack.  They are surprisingly quite filling.

God’s Word

Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. --Jeremiah 6:16

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