Homemade Lara Bars

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This recipe comes from The Wanna Be Chef.


  • 1 cup pitted Medjool dates or,
  • 1 cup golden raisins*
  • 1/2 cup peanuts
  • 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup of chocolate chips


  1. In a food processor, process dates and peanuts until they begin to form a paste.
  2. Add in peanut butter and continue to process until a dough begins to form.
  3. Add in chocolate chips and pulse a few times to combine.
  4. Line a loaf pan with parchment paper or plastic wrap and spoon in date mixture. Press into rectangle, about 3/4 of an inch thick. Refrigerate 1-2 hours until firm. Picking up parchment liner, remove from loaf pan and cut into individual bars. Wrap individually and store in refrigerator. They are good for about a week.


If using raisins, soak them in hot water for 5 to 10 minutes to rehydrate them, drain water, and use in recipe.