Lemon Coconut Larabars

Lemon Coconut Larabars

Homemade energy bars are a delicious and healthy way to incorporate energy-boosting snacks to your diet. These lemon coconut larabars are divine and only require a handful of ingredients to prepare.

The chewy dates and crunchy nuts combined with sweet coconut flakes and fresh lemon zest make for a variety of palate-pleasing textures and a delicious flavour combination.

Lemon Coconut Larabars

I jumped on the energy bar bandwagon a few years ago and since then I’ve spent more money on them than I care to divulge. After creating this recipe as well as other homemade larabar recipes such as; Chocolate Coconut Larabars and Pumpkin Coconut Larabars, I made the conscious decision to spend my money on fresh, good-quality ingredients…and make my own from now on.

My pantry and fridge are almost always well-stocked with essential ingredients, which means these bars are not only healthy, but quick and easy to make.

Ingredients
(Yields about 6 2 x 3 inch bars)
1 (packed) cup Medjool dates
1/2 cup raw walnuts or cashews
3 tbsp. almond butter
1 tbs. agave nectar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
zest of 1 lemon
1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut flakes
1 tbs. ground flax seed (optional)
1/8 tsp. sea salt (optional)

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Place the nuts in a small food processor and pulse until crumbly. Add the remaining ingredients and process until combined and the mixture is uniform, with no large pieces unprocessed.

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My sous-chef needed to assess the consistency before I continue!

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The mixture should be crumbly yet it should still hold together well when pressed together. If the mixture it too sticky add 1-2 tbs. of nuts, or if it’s too crumbly, add 1-2 tbs. of almond butter or agave then blend until combined.

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Dollop the mixture into a biscotti pan (or pan of choice) lined with parchment paper. Flatten the mixture with your fingers until about 3/4 – 1 inch thick and press down firmly.

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Place the bars in the fridge and let sit for at least 2-3 hours until very firm. Once firm, simply lift the parchment paper from the pan, peel off and discard then cut the bars into desired sizes.

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These are an ideal treat for toddlers as you can break up them up into smaller pieces yet still adult-friendly and a great snack option to bring to work or pre or post-gym workout!

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Grab a bar for an on-the-go treat or enjoy a bar in the comfort of your own home with some coffee or tea.

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Lemon Coconut Larabars

Homemade energy bars are a delicious and healthy way to incorporate energy-boosting snacks to your diet. These lemon coconut larabars are divine and only require a handful of ingredients to prepare. The chewy dates and crunchy nuts combined with sweet coconut flakes and fresh lemon zest make for a variety of palate-pleasing textures and a delicious …

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