Coconut Cream Larabars

No matter who you talk to, most everyone seems to love larabar,  My two most viewed posts on the blog are the Peanut Butter Granola Bars and the Homemade Clif Bars. The first larabar recipeI created was the chocolate brownie.  I think these coconut cream larabars came out even better!

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These literally took about 5 minutes to make.  Can it get any easier?  I love recipes like this.  The store bought Larabars cost $1.50 a piece.  That can get pretty pricey if you are buying a lot of them.  So here is my recipe.  I hope you like it as much as we did.

Coconut Cream Larabars

Coconut Cream Larabars

20 minPrep Time

1 hr, 30 Total Time

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  1. Mix the almonds, coconut and cashews in the food processor until fine.
  2. Then add the dates, oil and water and pulse until a dough forms.
  3. Line an 8X8 pan with parchment paper leaving enough room for some to come out the sides. That way, the bars will be easy to remove and cut with a pizza cutter.
  4. Press down the down so that it is packed well and place in the fridge to set.
  5. It will take an hour or two. Slice and eat. These should keep in the fridge for a couple weeks.

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298 thoughts on “Coconut Cream Larabars

  1. In regards to the nuts that you use, do you prefer to use raw for a particular reason? Can you use roasted unsalted instead? I prefer the flavor of the roasted almonds and cashews to raw, and am hoping they will work just as well.
    Also, do have a preferred brand of Coconut Oil you use.?
    Thank you forget creating a more economical way for us to eat Paleo, and not bust the penny bank open!! Not to mention being able to tweek flavorings to our own preferences. I am looking forward to making my own Gingersnap flavored lara type bites. I am planning to use some fresh as well as crystalized ginger in them for intense flavor!


  2. Just made these!! They turned out GREAT!!! I added 1 T of coconut nectar, that definitely was a great idea too, highly suggest this recipe!!! 🙂

  3. I tried this recipe several times! It tastes wonderful. It’s a family favorite! Thank you so much
    For such a wonderful recipe!

  4. Melissa, do you soak and dehydrate your nuts before using them? Seems like such a pain but I keep reading about how important it is for digestion. Thanks!

      1. Okay, thanks for the info. I don’t have digestion issues either. Thought I also read that soaked and dehydrated makes you able to absorb the nutrients better. How many bars does this recipe make?

  5. Do you melt the coconut oil first to liquify it? Or just put it in solid? Thanks – I’m obsessed with Lara bars and can’t wait to try making my own!

  6. Best recipe for the larabars that I’ve ever tried making! They turned out amazing! Definitely going to make them again!☺

  7. I finally bought some raw cashews and made these today. They’re amazing the texture is creamy, sweet and they’re so flavorful. My family and I are really enjoying them. This recipe is definitely a keeper. Thank you

  8. I just made these and I feel sick looking at them. Are there supposed to be an eighth of an inch layer of pure coconut fat on the bottom of them, and pools on the top? They don’t look anything like yours and it’s really sad because I have NO IDEA what I did wrong. Is there any way I can save the ingredients, just melt some of the oil out of them, because they are um….. to be honest, seriously gross.
    Plus it didn’t yield hardly any…!? Maybe I’m using the total wrong ingredients… lmk because its a shame! But I’m sure they would be good if you were to do them right! 🙂

    1. So sorry that happened. I can’t imagine why they turned out that way. 🙁 The only thing I can think of is the nuts were processed too long when they dates were added? If the food processor is warm when you add the sugar, it can cause the whole thing to seize, but that only happens if the nut mixture has been blending for several minutes. This recipe does not require that amount of mixing.

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