As a mom of a toddler, I’m always running around the house, running out the door, or running around the yard. Gone are the days when I could sit around, relax, and binge watch my favorite Netflix original. Because I’m perpetually in hurry to get places, I sometimes forget to grab a snack. I like to eat things that I can pop in my mouth that aren’t salty and starchy—you know all the things a toddler loves.
One of my favorites snacks has always been Lara Bars. I can stand in front of a display just staring and contemplating all the delicious flavors—which one will taste the best, which one will hit the spot just right, or which one will curb my appetite? All the choice and flavors and I’ve never had a bad Lara Bar, they’re all great but they are an expensive indulgence. So, after checking the ingredients I knew I could make them myself. There are only 3 ingredients and they’re all easily attainable from your local grocery store.
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Check out my DIY Coconut Lara Bars below.
- 1/2 cup Almonds
- 10 oz. Pitted Dates
- 3/4 cup Shredded Coconut
- 1/8 tsp. Vanilla Extract (optional)
*Yields approximately 15 1″ balls.
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- Pulse almonds in a food processor until finely chopped. Set aside.
- Pulse dates in a food processor until smooth.
- Add all ingredients to a large mixing bowl. Use your hands to mash together and then form into small bars or balls.
- Store in a sealed container.
What’s your favorite homemade snack? I’d love some new ideas. Share in the comments below.
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Hi! I’m Meagan I just turned 40! I’ve been married for 14 years. I’m a proud boy mom, happily navigating my way through the little boy years. I met my husband over 20 years ago in high school; we got married 10 years later after graduating from the University of South Florida. I currently help run a family business with my parents while blogging about my life and love of DIY projects!
When I’m not at a kids sports game, I enjoy spending time with my family on a beach anywhere. I also love decorating and organizing, fun DIY projects, bargain shopping, and eating out or in! I also love Barbecue anything and a good show or movie on Netflix.