The other day Solomon mentioned that he needed some new snack options for work. He tends to gravitate towards carb-y things and needed a change. He also has a lot of fruit and nut allergies, so some things are limited. Oh, and he’s kind of a pain sometimes. Cut up veggies? Forget it! Both he and I have always been a fan of Larabars, but they can get pretty pricey. So I had the bright idea to make some myself. I asked Solomon to choose a flavor, and he decided on the peanut butter chocolate chip.
I scoured the web for a recipe, but every one that I found called for peanuts, which we didn’t have on hand. I certainly wasn’t going to run to the store at 9 last night, so I grabbed the peanut butter and hoped for the best.
Into my food processor went:
- 10 pitted Medjool dates
- 1/3 cup natural, unsalted chunky peanut butter
I combined them until they came to a nice, thick and crumbly consistency. I picked up a little piece and rolled a ball to see if it would stick together. Once it hit that point I added just shy of 1/4 cup chocolate chips. I spread the mixture into a small loaf pan and put it in the fridge to set.
I haven’t had a chance to try them yet, but Solomon said I hit the nail right on the head with these! I was surprised how inexpensive and easy it was to make one of our favorite snacks at home. Solomon and I are always grabbing Larabars for road trips or snacks when we are going to be out all day. In fact, I always keep one in my purse and one in my diaper bag. Now I can just make them myself!
What’s your favorite Larabar flavor?
What is your favorite grab and go snack?