Homemade Fudge Larabars

Happy Monday and almost election day!! I cannot believe we are in the first week of November, time is starting to fly by!

img_6540I woke up today with this Monday officially being on maternity leave.. I didn’t set an alarm, had coffee and smoothies with Bowen, leisurely did my Bible Study Fellowship, went for a SLOW run then off to all my grocery stores in no rush at all-it was glorious! 

 

I am really feeling like I am toting around a wiggly bowling ball these days, Bowen V is a growing boy.. 7 weeks left this Thursday and we are SO READY! 

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I’ve got a list of things I want to cook and freeze before baby comes but of course I got sidetracked and decided to test out all the chocolate a homemade larabar recipe I’ve been eyeing.

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I order chocolate chip lara bars from amazon because they are my very favorite and I love the ingredients: date, nuts and chocolate chips. 

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I think I like this homemade recipe better than store bought-it’s definitely more “chocolatey”.

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I added a splash of almond extract, cocoa powder and chia and flax seeds for omega-3’s and additional fiber– dried cherries would have really sent these over the top!

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I ended up rolling the bars into ball shaped then into cocoa powder because they were a little “tacky” to the touch. I may have added a splash to much of water. These will be the perfect after supper treat. 

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Homemade Lara Bars
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Ingredients
  1. 12 MEDJOOL dates, pitted
  2. 3/4 cup salted/roasted cashews
  3. 3 T cocoa powder
  4. 3 T chocolate chips (I used good life)
  5. 2 tsp almond extract
  6. 1 T water
  7. 1 T chia seeds
  8. 2 tsp flax seeds
Instructions
  1. In a food processor, pulse together cashews and dates then add in cocoa powder, almond extract, water, chia and flax seeds and pulse together. Lastly, fold in chocolate chips. Place mixture into a greased pan or pyrex dish and freeze for 10 minutes. Remove and cut into bars or roll into balls. These are VERY fudgy!
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Okay I am off to tend to my chicken stock! This week I am making some soups to freeze for when Bowen V comes, leave  a comment below if you’re interested in these freezer meals 🙂

 

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One Response to “Homemade Fudge Larabars”

  1. Ashlee
    November 7, 2016 at 9:49 pm #

    Would love the freezer meals!

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