Sunday, November 09, 2008

Homemade Lara bar!

Homemade Chocolate Coconut Almond Oat Lara bar
(It sort of looks like poop on a plate, sorry!)

One bar is 3 Weight Watcher's points.  Below is the Nutrition Facts label.

So, taking bunnyfoot's formula, I created my own combination.  My Lara Bar is an almond, oat, coconut, chocolate mix.  All raw ingredients (is cocoa powder raw?)!  These were so easy to make!!  I think I'm going to call these Home Bars.

Here's how I did it.  I made 7 bars from the ingredients below:

  • 7 dried date, pitted
  • 35 raw almonds
  • 7 Tablespoons rolled oats
  • 7 Tablespoons shredded coconut
  • 3 and 1/2 teaspoons powdered unsweetened cocoa
  • Place all ingredients in food processor and process until all ingredients start to form a sort of dough.  This doesn't take long at all.
  • Roll the dough into a ball and begin to shape into a flat disk.
  • Place into Ziploc bag and form into a rectangle with a uniform thickness.
  • Place in refrigerator for a couple of hours.
  • Cut into 7 bars.
There's nothing magical about the number 7; that's just all the dates I had left and I figured one date per bar.  The bunnyfoot recipe called for 1 Tablespoon pureed dates and 3 Tablespoons of dried ingredients.  One pureed date is about equal to 1 Tablespoon.

Each Home Bar cost about $0.52.  What do Lara bars cost at the store?  At least a dollar each?

I use a KitchenAid food processor and I didn't have to puree the date before adding the dry ingredients.  Here are pics... taken with my awesome new G1 phone from T-mobile!!

All of my gorgeous raw ingredients, just waiting to whirl around together

About halfway through processing

The ingredients are all stuck together... time to play! ;)

A big ball of Home Bar

All shaped and ready to refrigerate!  (Goodness, it looks like hamburger meat; gross!)

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