This recipe is adapted from Lisa Leake of 100 Days of Real Food. Lisa’s whole motto is to eat more real whole foods and cut out anything processed. My kids won’t eat dates or dried nuts on their own, but they love this! This is a favorite snack for my family and I.
Combine dates, peanut butter, cashews, and water all together. The best way to make this recipe is in a food processor. It chops everything up much finer than a normal blender.
Once all the ingredients are blended up, use a rubber spatula and bring it all out unto a wooden cutting board or on a piece of wax/parchment paper. The mixture will be sticky due to the peanut butter.
Form the mixture into a square the best you can. You can flatten out the mixture as thin as you like or keep it thick. It’s really up to your preference how you want to cut the bars. Here, I rolled it out thin and it made 9 bars total.
I used the wax/parchment paper above to separate the bars in a container. These are best stored in a fridge due to the oils from the peanut butter.
Servings: 6-9 bars (depending on thickness)
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cashew Cookie Larabars
- 2 TBSP water
- 1 c. pitted dates
- 1/4 c. peanut butter
- 1 c. raw cashews
- Combine water, dates, peanut butter, and cashews in a food processor. Puree until it becomes a thick mixture. Add a little bit more water if necessary.
- Remove mixture with a rubber spatula and place on a wooden cutting board or on some wax/parchment paper.
- Form date mixture into a square or rectangle shape. Use the rubber spatula to help form into this shape, or you can use a knife.
- Slice into squares depending how big of a bar you want. Keep bars in the fridge for best results.