Oh my goodness!
Anyone else out there ADORE Lara bars but can only buy them as a special treat because they cost $1.50 for a tiny bar?
I was one of those people till I decided (right after I just bought a cherry pie Lara bar) that I would try to make this at home.
About 10 min later (maybe even less) I had an AMAZING cherry pie bar that tasted EXACTLY like the one I just ate!
IT.... WAS..... SO.....SIMPLE!! (ok, sorry with all the caps….I am just really excited.)
For those of us who are Lara bar fans you know the ingredients are simple
The specific fruit, nuts, and dates.
Here is what I did.
* I put 1/2 c almonds in a food processor – chopped them up good.
* I then dumped them in my kitchen aid mixer
* Next I added 1 c unsweetened moist but dried Bing cherries and 1 c dates into the food processor and chopped that up until it formed a ball.
* I then dumped that into the kitchen aid and mixed it all together. (you may have to had kneed just a little)I put it between two pieces of saran wrap and rolled it out to about 1/2 “ thick and cut them into bars! The batch above made 6 bars the same size as the ones at the store.
And get this – my picky four your old LOVED them, as in she went shouting to ALL the other members in the household to come “get some candy!” After she yelled to the others she asked me if there were any sugar bugs in it, I told her no, which in turn made her even MORE excited and she shouted, “Come and get some of God’s candy! It doesn’t even have sugar bugs!” (We call natural sweet food God’s candy in our house)
Also, this is a super easy and fast No crust - French Apple Pie recipe that uses bisquick (did you know they came out with a healthier version of Bisquick? Look for the one that says "heart healthy" on the box) and a nut strudel topping.
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