I seriously think that the stores around me may send me to a lock-down facility due to the obscene amount of Larabars that I purchase. On any given week that I do not make my own bars, I eat about 7 bars. One each day before my evening workout. My addiction (mmm healthy addiction) along with my boyfriend's makes for about 14 Larabars a week.
So, I decided to make another variation of the date/almond bar to save some pesos and have a change of pace ;)
Lemon Coconut Cream Bars:
14 dates (pitted)
1 cup raw almonds
1 cup organic, unsweetened coconut flakes
1 tbls coconut oil
Dash of sea salt
1 tsp vanilla
1 tps lemon juice
In the small portion of your Ninja (or other blender), pulse up the dates until they turn into a smooth consistency. Set those aside in a bowl. Finely grind the almonds and then add the almonds, dates and coconut flakes to the large portion of the blender. Pulse until well blended. Add in the coconut oil, salt, vanilla and lemon juice. Stir with a a large spoon to mix everything together and then blend. You may need to blend and stir a couple times to get the consistency you want. You want it to to the point where they will hold together.
They will be a tad crumbly but after rolling them and shaping them into bars, they should stay together. I made mine into bars, wrapped them in cellophane and stored them in the fridge. As always, you can make these into whatever shape you wish ;)
Yields ~ 5 bars
The subtle lemon along with the coconut added a really unique and delicious flavor to these bars. Definitely a make again in our bungalow.
Below are some other bar recipes on this site: