Knockoff Larabar Recipe

I'm not a huge fan of meal-replacement or snack bars - most are heavily processed with junky ingredients.  Even the "healthy" ones are riddled with sketchy additives, isolates & sweeteners.

If I'm looking for a snack bar to grab on the go, I usually pick up a Larabar.  Most varieties are made with whole-food ingredients like dried fruit and nuts.  However, it is kind of a bummer that Larabar is owned by General Mills, a company who opposes the labeling of GMOs - not really a company I want to support, ya dig?  Another downside to Larabars is the cost - at nearly $2.00 a pop, these guys can add up if you're snacking on them regularly.  The solution?  Make your own!  All you need is a food processor, some dried fruit, nuts and/or seeds and you're ready to go![separator]

Try this basic recipe and tell me what you think - a healthy & easy snack for kids & adults alike!

Knockoff Larabar Recipe

1/2 cup cashews (unroasted, unsalted)

1/2 cup almonds (unroasted, unsalted)

1/2 cup walnuts

1/2 cup shredded coconut (unsweetened)

1/2 cup raisins

6 medjool dates, pitted

Combine first 4 ingredients in a food processor and process until fine.  Add next two ingredients and pulse until crumbly.

The mixture can be formed into small bars or rolled into balls for a quick & convenient snack.  Store in refrigerator for longer keeping.  You can also make extra and freeze.