Homemade Peanut Butter Larabars
photo provided courtesy of ediblesoundbites.com
Lilla’s Notes: Currently I am doing The Daniel Fast with my sister, Ashley. On this fast I cannot eat any sugar–at all–whatsoever. I was craving something a little sweet and these homemade peanut butter cookie larabars really hit the spot! I’ve made these twice already. Wells loves helping me push the buttons on the food processor. I bought organic dates from the Whole Foods bulk bin–$3.00 cheaper per pound than buying the organic ones in the fridge section. Also, the ones I bought were already pitted! I used unsalted roasted peanuts from Trader Joes. The first time I made thin bars–I was trying to make them a good deal smaller than an actual Larabar. The second time I rolled them into little balls…well, more like mashed them into balls. Tip: I love these cold! So, I keep them in the refrigerator. Kid friendly–Wells loves them too. He calls them his peanut butter cookie balls! I upped the nut amount a tad to make them a little less sweet…I was craving something savory too! One last note…I made these once with raw peanuts. I had to toss those and try again. The consistency and taste were not even close to the ones I made with the roasted and unsalted peanuts. Although I typically love raw nuts, skip the raw peanuts for this recipe…you’ll be glad you did!