Homemade Cherry Pie Larabar Recipe

Never mind the expense of a LaraBar.  What I don’t like about them is reading that they are supporting banning our knowledge of GMOs by contributing financially to the campaign against Prop 37.   If passed this would require that all genetically modified food be labeled as such.  Here is a fantastic recipe that Use Real Butter came up with.  Go check them out for additional photos of the process.

“Homemade Cherry Pie LÄRABAR

 

based on the LÄRABAR site

1 1/4 cups medjool dates, pitted

1 1/4 cups dried cherries

1 1/2 cups almonds, toasted (optional)

To toast the almonds, place them on a baking sheet and bake at 400°F for ten minutes. Remove from oven and transfer the almonds to a bowl or plate to cool.

Place dates and cherries in a food processor and pulse until a gooey semi-paste has formed (you want some bits of fruit, but not huge pieces). Empty the dried fruit into a large mixing bowl. Put the almonds in the food processor and pulse to coarse bits. You don’t want to make this a powder. Empty the almonds into the mixing bowl with the dried fruit. Knead the dried fruit and almonds together until combined and evenly distributed. Press the mixture into the bottom of an 8-inch or 9-inch square pan to about 1/2-inch thickness. Refrigerate the mixture for 30 minutes. Invert the pan’s contents onto a cutting board and slice to desired size. Makes about a dozen 1.5- x 3.5-inch bars with a few odd pieces leftover.”

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