These are my rendition of the “Larabars” you can buy at the health food stores. They are delicious and packed full of healthy ingredients…and not as many as you would think! I used as many “RAW” ingredients as I could, including the nuts. You can have fun with these and experiment with adding different ingredients like coconut, dried cranberries or raisins, cocoa powder, and you can even add more protein with some hemp or soy-based protein powder. Enjoy!

Peanut-Coconut balls
– small handful of peanuts
– small handful of almods
– about 20 dates
– scoop of unsweetened coconut
– small drizzle of agave nectar or honey
(you might want to try adding some cocao powder to this one – I didn’t have any unfortunately.)

In a food processor, add nuts and dates and process until bits are small. Add agave nectar and/or honey and drizzle over the mixture. You will have to experiment with the texture and add more agave nectar or honey so that the consistency will allow you to form the balls. Scoop out spoonfulls and with clean hands squeeze them into balls and I would put them in the fridge for a bit to let them set. You could also make a larger batch and press the mixture into a baking dish and then cut it into squares.

Cashew Balls
– about 16 – 20 dates
– large handful of raw cashews

Follow procedure above and enjoy!