Homemade Pecan Pie Larabars

Yes!  Homemade Pecan Pie Larabars is what today’s post is about.   I just can’t seem to get enough of them.  The Coconut Cream is still my fave larabar recipe, but these pecan larabars are very tasty as well.

They are also no bake and take a few minutes to throw together.  This is my kind of recipe. Vegan, gluten free and paleo too!

homemade pecan pie larabars

They taste just like pecan pie with none of the guilt!  Feel free to have two, or three.  No added sugars in here.  They get their sweetness from dates.

Nature’s candy.  Yum!  Warning….these are addictive.  These larabars are also gluten free and grain free!  I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!

Homemade Pecan Pie Larabars

Pecan Pie Larabars

Prep Time 10 min


  1. Blend the pecans and the almonds in a food processor until they are fine.
  2. Then mix in the dates.
  3. The nuts will release their natural oils so there is no need for water. If yours looks a bit dry, you can add a tiny amount, but I didn’t have to.
  4. Line an 8X8 pan with parchment ,
  5. leaving enough room for some paper to stick out the sides.
  6. Press the dough evenly into the pan.
  7. Once it’s spread out, use the extra paper to press the dough down with your palms so it’s packed well.
  8. Stick in the fridge to firm up. About 2 hours should be good. 
  9. Once it’s chilled, cut into squares with a pizza cutter .


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98 thoughts to “Homemade Pecan Pie Larabars”

  1. These look great! I've made some versions, but was never ambitious enough to actually make bars (just rolled them into balls). I'll have to try some of your recipes :).
    1. Hi :) I'm assuming that date paste is blended up dates....if that is true how much would you use in place of 12 medjool dates if you had a bunch already in a container? Maybe 12 TBS?
  2. Hi ! I tried this one !! it looks so good. but I want to know why some "naturals" bars are baked and this one is not ? what the difference ? thank you
    1. I don't think any larabars are baked. I bake my homemade clif bars and kind bars though. I think it just depends on the ingredients.
  3. I am wanting to make the chocolate chip larabars. Your recipe calls for medjool dates. I only found pitted dates. Is there a difference?
    1. I actually buy the dates with the pits and then pit them myself. The medjool dates are pretty big, so if you are using another kind, you may just need to add a few extras.
    2. There are many varieties of dates (e.g. medjool, deglet noor) just like there are many types of potatoes. All dates are pitted off the tree, but are often sold pitted. Medjool dates are treasured as they are almost like a caramel, so rich and smooth. However, they are also the most expensive. We restrict our use of Medjools to snacking, and for a recipe like this, we use a cheaper pitted date such as Deglet Noor. FWIW.
    1. I am not sure of the nutrition facts. Can you as a diabetic, have the store bought larabars? I am not familiar with a diabetic diet. I would imagine these bars are very similar to the store bought pecan pie larabars. Here is the link to larabars nutritional info. http://www.larabar.com/products/pecan-pie#nutritional
      1. My cousin just found out she has gestational diabetes, so I want to make her some treats while i'm back home. Based on your knowledge, and the carb content you found, would something like this be acceptable?
        1. I'm a diabetic and retired OB/GYN nurse. I would think these would be fine for your cousin as long as she counts the carbs in her daily allowance. If she's not sure, a dietician consult might be something to consider.
  4. Do you mash the dates into a paste or something or do you just add them whole? I have regular dates, not medjool dates (bought Sunmaid, pitted, in a bag). Do I add dates? Leave some out? Thanks!
    1. If you bought the Sunmaid, I would say to add a few extras. I have had readers use those and say they didn't firm up. I think the Sunmaids are smaller and softer than medjools. When I make them, I just pit the dates and add them in whole.
  5. Made these today. They are SO good!! Definitely satisfied my sweet tooth. :) Thanks for sharing the recipe!
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  7. These turned out delicious, but they were messy and expensive. I think my mini food processor was just no good - the nuts didn't grind down very fine and when they started to turn into butter the blade wouldn't pick up the dates any longer. I got about half the dates processed properly. Also, next time I will make them into patties instead of pressed in the pan because it didn't firm up enough.
    1. I am glad you liked them! If you are using a mini food processor, I would half the recipe and soak the dates in water for about 5 minutes prior to using them. That way, they will be easier to process.
      1. I just did these in a mini processor. I ground all ingredients separately -- nuts first and then dates. When dates started breaking up, I added the nuts in about a 1/3 cup or so at a time and also added in a tsp coconut oil. Doing that they came together in a dough pretty well, though I could tell the heat was putting my processor out a bit. Think I may need to buy a bigger one as I'm hesitant to make these in my vitamix since three s a very small window between ground nut flour and nut butter in it.
        1. I am glad you were able to make them that way. I have had people tell me that they are okay in the Vitamix, but I haven't tried. If you ever do decide to try in the Vitamix, I would soak the dates ahead of time to soften them.
  8. I love all these kinds of nuts bars. I'm finding that I "think" I need to put a tablespoon or two of chocolate chips in all of them. ;) (Which isn't a bad thing, since I use the good kind.)
  9. Can these be stored at room temperature? I know it says to put them in the fridge for a few hours to firm up but I didn't know if they had to be stored in there as well.
  10. Take some little bits of apple, and roll this into a ball AROUND the apple bit. Serve them up at your halloween par-tay! Guiltless Caramel Apples. Yumm! With good dates and nuts, the possibilities are endless.
  11. Just made up a batch of these and they're setting in the fridge. I only had pitted dates so instead of increasing the dates by a lot, I decided to add a couple teaspoons of maple syrup. The mixture tasted great! Can't wait to try them once they harden!
      1. They turned out great! My husband loved them! I just finished another batch and had some dried Turkish figs (my husband loves them) so I substituted them for the dates (I used 6) and added a drizzle of honey. They are awesome!

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