PB&J Fruit Bars

I found Larabars about a year ago. And I fell in love. So did Jared. Especially with the PB&J kind (which, by the way, taste just like a PB&J sandwich).

But they can be pricey. I mean $1.25 for one little snack seems a bit ridiculous. Then I found a recipe to make them at home yourself. These are cheaper and pretty dang easy to make.

Homemade PB&J Fruit Bars

Whatcha need

12 medjool dates pitted (I got these in the bulk section of our HEB)
1 cup dried cherries (unsweetened)
1/2 cup raw almonds
1/2 cup roasted peanuts
Pinch of salt

 

How ya make ’em

  1. In a food processor (or Ninja) pulse the almonds and salt until finely chopped, but still a little chunky. Throw them in a bowl.
  2. Put the peanuts in the food processor and chop just a little bit. You want the peanuts to be a little chunkier than the almonds. Throw the peanuts in with the almonds.
  3. Throw the dates, and cherries into the food processor and pulse until combined. It will end up being one big ball. Add it to the nuts.
  4. Use your hand to combine the ingredients. You’ll be able to tell when they are fully incorporated because it will start to look like a Larabar.
  5. Place a sheet of wax paper on a jelly roll pan. Stick the mixture on it. Cut another piece of wax paper and stick it on top. Use your hands or a rolling pin to work the mixture the sides of the pan. I made mine about 1/8 – 1/4 inch thick.
  6. Cut into desired size and store in the fridge. I separated mine with wax paper and then put them in a plastic bag so they would be easier to get out.

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