Use your food processor to blend everything, and then shape the mixture into bars. You can also shape the dough into balls for children.
I suggest doubling each recipe. One recipe yields 2 bars.
1/4 cup undated cashews
2/3 cup dates
Pinch of salt to bring out the sweetness
1/8 teaspoon good quality vanilla
1/2 cup raisins (can sub cranberries or apricots)
6 Tablespoons oats
1/2 cup walnuts
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Each homemade Larabar will have about 175 calories, 8 grams of healthy fat, 2 grams of protein, 25 grams of carbs, and 5 grams of fiber.