Cashew Cookie Dough Bars a.k.a Homemade Larabars

These are very, very...


Just like little neatly wrapped gifts. Bars of Gold!

Cashew Cookie Larabars

If you love Larabars like I do, then you must give these a try. They are a replica of the cashew cookie larabar. Now if you're wondering why the heck you would want to make these at home if you can just go to the store and buy one, I'll let you in on a little secret. They taste SO much better than the packaged ones! Sorry Larabar, I will still buy you, but these really are worth the extra effort.


Plus these are such a simple snack and are a cinch to make using only 2 wholesome ingredients. All you need to make them are dates and nuts. If you happen to be allergic to nuts you can swap the nuts for sunflower seeds.

They are awesome for healthy on-the-go snacking and can provide you with enough energy to get you through your workout (one of the main reasons I created these). In fact, I had one of these just before hitting the gym yesterday for a killer leg and bicep workout with repetitions of 3x20. Ouch! It sure boosted my energy, but I'm really feeling it now.

These are also totally gluten free, vegan and raw. And that's not to mention kids will love them too.

Homemade Larabar Recipes

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Cashew Cookie Dough Bars {Vegan, Raw & Gluten Free}

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  • 1 cup raw unsalted cashews
  • 10 medjool dates, pitted (or 1 cup of regular dates)
  • pinch of sea salt (optional)


  1. Pulse cashews in your food processor until finely chopped. Empty the nuts into a bowl.
  2. Place the dates into the food processor and grind until roughly chopped into small pieces.
  3. Now add the cashew nuts back to the food processor with the dates, add a pinch of sea salt if using, and pulse until well combined.
  4. Form into bars.
  5. Store in an air tight container or wrap individually in plastic wrap for convenience and refrigerate.


*If you are using regular dates instead of medjool and the mix is not holding together, add 1-2 tablespoon of warm water.

*It is best to use medjool dates because they're much softer.

*If you are allergic to nuts, swap the cashews out for sunflower seeds.