Now I love Larabar even more. They very sweetly sent me a super cute apron and a sack full of my favorite Larabars! All because they saw my post where I made my homemade version of the peanut butter & jelly bars. Wow. Sure, I'll take some free stuff! Do you #diylarabar? They might send you some, too! Oh, you need a good recipe? Try this super simple, super fudgy recipe next.
These were well-liked with my fam when I brought them to our annual Deer Hunting weekend. I'm definitely making them again. It's so nice to open the fridge and cut one of these for a quick snack. I usually need a bite while I'm preparing dinner because I am just so hungry. Pre-dinner fugde is fitting during the Christmas season, anyway. Happy snacking!
Homemade Walnut Fudge Larabars
1 cup walnuts
1 and 1/3 cups dates*
1 tsp vanilla extract
pinch of sea salt
3-4 T. cocoa powder
Pulse walnuts a couple times in a food processor, then add remaining ingredients to the processor bowl and pulse until it forms a ball of "dough." Roll into truffle size balls and chill. Or press into a small pan, chill, and cut into bars.
*Medjool dates are awesome but can get spendy. I've been using SunMaid dates which you can find by the prunes and raisins in the grocery store. I usually put them in a small pot with a tiny bit of water and warm them up until water is steamy and they're nice and soft before adding them to the food processor.
I'm planning a peppermint version of these with my Christmas baking! Stay tuned!!