Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Larabars

Have you had Larabars before? Well I haven't. I have read a lot of blogs that have hyped about them though. After stalling for a many weeks, I finally had enough of everyone's mushy gushy talk and decided to make copycat ones. If you're like me and have never had them, you are missing out. Whether these even taste like the real things, they are a new go-to snack.
My favorite part about these is the slight tartness of them. I only had unsweetened golden raisins, so I opted for these. No regrets!
The best part is eating them straight out of the fridge as an after-school snack. Actually no, I'm about to tell you the best part. They're packed with nutrition and superfoods: walnuts, raisins, cinnamon, and oatmeal.
If you're wondering about the texture, they're a bit like a a chewy granola bar, but with a cookie dough texture. In fact, I would probably choose these over cookie dough.
Now that it's finally spring break, I'll be able to catch up on sleep and cook a whole lot of food. I'll also be waiting in anticipation as I hear back from colleges. 

Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Larabar Recipe: slightly adapted from Chocolate Covered Katie
1/2 cup raisins
6TBSP instant oats
1/2 cup walnuts
1/8 tsp + 1/16 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp vanilla extract

  1. Put the oats into a food processor (I used my Magic Bullet) to make oat flour. 
  2. Add the raisins and walnuts. Blend those together. Now, add the remaining ingredients to the food processor.
  3. Shape the dough into 1 inch thick squares, about 1 cm thick. This will yield about 11 mini Larabars, about 40 calories each
- I used unsweetened golden raisins, which yielded a slightly tart snack. If you use sweetened dark raisins, I assume they will be sweeter
- These will keep very well in the refrigerator, but mine didn't even last one week before I devoured them.

Question of the day:
What's your childhood snack?
Hands down, my favorite childhood snack was goldfish. I remember looking forward to snack time everyday so I could nom on my favorite goldfish flavor, whether it was the original or Flavor Blast pizza.    


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  2. Hey Grace! I finally got to the Liebster award post! Come check it out :)

    This looks so good by the way :)

    Liz @ rusticpeach.com

  3. I've heard so much about Lara bar but have never tried one.

    I might give this a go - looks like cookie dough and we all know how amazing cookie dough can be! Can't wait! x

    1. If you end up trying it, I really hope you like it!


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