5 from 3 votes
homemade lara bars
Homemade Lara Bars
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins

Homemade Lara Bars are incredibly easy and super delicious. Just four ingredients gives you a healthy and fast gluten-free treat.

Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Homemade Lara Bars
Servings: 20 balls
Calories: 59 kcal
  1. Pulse nuts in a food processor until they are in small pieces. Some larger pieces will remain, and some of the pieces will be very small.

  2. Add the pitted dates, cocoa powder, and vanilla. Process until the mixture comes together in one large ball. Depending on the size of the dates, you may need to add a few more to get the mixture to come together.

  3. Pinch off a small bit of mixture and roll it into a ball about the size of a small ping pong ball. If desired, roll the ball in unsweetened shredded coconut.

Recipe Notes

Make sure you are using the "pulse" function of your food processor instead of the "on" or "blend". This will make sure they are chopped into pieces instead of becoming nut butter.


Store in an air-tighter container on the counter. They will keep for weeks, but I guarantee you’ll eat them all prior to that.

Nutrition Facts
Homemade Lara Bars
Amount Per Serving
Calories 59 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 1mg0%
Potassium 85mg2%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 1g2%
Calcium 8mg1%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.