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Homemade Maple Pecan "Larabars" (Vegan+GF)

Whether you're looking for an energy boosting snack or a not-so-naughty treat these easy bars will satisfy your craving.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings 6 bars (approx)

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cup pecans
  • 1 1/4 cup pitted medjool dates
  • 1 tablespoon almond or cashew butter this just helps the bars hold together and blend better
  • 1 tablespoon liquid sweetener such as maple syrup or agave
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract (optional)

Instructions

  1. Combine the nuts and dates in a food processor or blender (a small one works best) and pulse together until finely ground. Add the remaining ingredients and pulse again until as smooth as you'd like. (I left mine a slight bit gritty for texture but if you'd rather, you should probably be able to get it completely pureed.)

  2. Line a 5x9 inch loaf pan with parchment and press the mixture tightly down. Cut into desired size bars and enjoy!

  3. Store extra bars in fridge.