The inspiration for this recipe came from our favorite Larabar flavor...Snickerdoodle! Larabar unfortunately only has this as a seasonal flavor over the holidays, so as soon as they discontinued them I started playing around with the ingredients listed until I came up with a bar that we loved! These are great both pre & post-workout, and make for an excellent option when craving something sweet without all the added sugar.
2 cups Medjool dates, pitted
1 cup whole raw cashews
1 cup whole raw almonds
2 tsp ground cinnamon
2 tsp vanilla extract
Servings: Makes 12-14 bars
1. Add the medjool dates to a food processor and process until it forms a thick fruit paste.
2. Remove the paste and set in a separate mixing bowl. Now process the almonds and cashews until they are fine, but not to a powder. Mix the nuts, cinnamon and vanilla extract into the fruit paste until all ingredients are well-combined.
3. Press the mixture into a lined dish to form bars to the thickness of your liking. Use your fingers or the back of a spoon to smooth them out evenly. Cover and refrigerate. Cut into bars when ready to eat.