Pumpkin pie ‘Larabars’

October 4, 2012 | 3 Comments »

Lately I’ve been on a bit of a Larabar kick. That Coconut Cream Bar is so dreamy! But I’m also on a bit of a pumpkin kick so I had to try and find a way to combine the two. I came across this recipe and decided to give it a go. I made a few changes and sort of simplified it a bit more for my lazy self. Then BAM! My own pumpkin pie Larabar. I’d like to try making my own cappuccino flavor (maybe even a pumpkin spice latte flavor?). Anyway, these are pretty darn good and now I have enough bars to last me a week.

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Makes: 12 bars

Ingredients

  • 1 cup raw almonds
  • 1 1/4 cup medjool dates, pitted
  • 1 cup dried apricots
  • 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Add the almonds in a food processor and process until almonds are mostly finely ground. Add the rest of the ingredients and process until the mixture starts to come together.
  2. Dump mixture on a flat surface lined with parchment paper. Place another sheet of parchment paper over the top of the mixture. Start pressing/flattening the mixture until it’s about 1/2 inch thick (mine may have been a bit thinner). I used a rolling pin to make it nice and even. Cut around the edges to make an even square. Cut into bars. To make the edges smooth I wrapped them in a smaller piece of parchment paper and pat around the edges.
  3. Wrap each individual bar in plastic wrap or use some parchment paper as a separator and store in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer.

Please pardon my weird looking parchment paper wrap job. I don’t like jagged edges. So I folded the parchment paper a bit to hide them.


3 Comments »

I love the pumpkin theme. I swear I will eat almost anything (v & gf) with pumpkin in it and love it. Your wrappers are very cute :)


Hey, thanks for the recipe mention! These things barely lasted more than three days in my house (and, um, there’s only two of us). The wrappers look super cute! It seems like these are pretty easy to customize. Good luck on future Larabar endeavors. :)


@Nikki: Awww thanks so much! I hear you! I’m the same way. I hear the word pumpkin and you have my full attention. :)

@Jaime K: No problem! Thank you for sharing your recipe. It was super easy to follow and definitely very easy to customize. :)


 

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