CHOCOLATE CHIP CRANBERRY BARS

I love Lara Bars, but they can be costly if you eat as many as I do!  With this in mind, I selected all my favourite ingredients and put together my own version of this yummy healthy bar.  It really does make the perfect mid-morning snack or anytime snack.  So easy to make that your children can help and they will look forward to seeing it in their lunch bags!!

In a food processor, combine almonds, dates, flaxseed, salt and vanilla.
Slowly add water ½ teaspoon at a time.  If the mixture is too dry feel free to add more water.  Transfer to a bowl and add cranberries and chocolate chips.  Mix gently (I use my hands) just enough to incorporate the cranberries and chips into the mixture.

Line an 8 x 8 pan, leaving a little extra paper hanging over the sides for easy lifting. Transfer mixture into lined pan and press down into an even layer.  Place in freezer for 2 hours before cutting into bars.

I eat them right out of the freezer!

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CHOCOLATE CHIP CRANBERRY BARS

  • Author: Carla's No Place Like Home
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes + 2 hours
  • Yield: 8 bars 1x
  • Category: snack/dessert
  • Method: blend and freeze
  • Cuisine: Canadian/American

Description

I love Lara Bars, but they can be costly if you eat as many as I do!  With this in mind, I selected all my favourite ingredients and put together my own version of this yummy healthy bar.  It really does make the perfect mid-morning snack or anytime snack.  So easy to make that your children can help and they will look forward to seeing it in their lunch bags!!


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 ¼ cup blanched almonds, chopped finely
  • 1 ¼ cup lightly packed medjool pitted dates
  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup organic dried cranberries
  • ¼ cup mini dairy-free chocolate chips
  • 2 teaspoons of water

Instructions

  1. In a food processor, combine almonds, dates, flaxseed, salt and vanilla.
  2. Slowly add water ½ teaspoon at a time.  If the mixture is too dry feel free to add more water.
  3. Transfer to a bowl and add cranberries and chocolate chips.
  4. Mix gently (I use my hands) just enough to incorporate the cranberries and chips into the mixture.
  5. Line an 8 x 8 pan, leaving a little extra paper hanging over the sides for easy lifting.
  6. Transfer mixture into lined pan and press down into an even layer.
  7. Place in freezer for 2 hours before cutting into bars.

Keywords: homemade Lara Bar, healthy snack, vegan snack, gluten-free snack, easy snack recipe

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