Sunday, January 27, 2002

Learn about Laraballs!


These are yummy homemade, no-bake cookies are similar to the awesome product called Larabars!

Super-NUTRITIOUS snacks: filled with fiber, protein, healthy fat, high-energy carbohydrate source, vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals!

Most recipes contain NO sugar!

There is only sugar in recipes with dried cherries or dried cranberries.  In each of these recipes, these berries are combined with another unsweetened dried fruit to minimize the amount of sugar.  Sweetening of these berries is COMPLETELY unnecessary in these recipes -- but it's difficult to find some dried fruits unsweetened -- BOO WHO!  Please TELL ME if you find some!

No butter or oil.

Just NUTS, FRUIT, and SPICES!

Always Gluten-FREE!

Each batch makes 12-16 one-inch Laraballs, or you can shape them however you like!

Nutrition information: each Laraball has on average 40-50 calories, 1-2g protein, 2g HEALTHY fat, and 4-5g carbs, including 1-2g fiber.

If you prefer CRUNCHY to chewy, try baking your favorite flavor. Just cook 1/2 c rolled oats, and add to the recipe. Bake at 375 degrees, 15-20 min. The longer you bake them, the crunchier they'll get!

Here is what we've got so far:

2 comments:

Lisa said...

Cashew cookie: 1/2 cup cashews, 15 dates, a splash of vanilla. And sometimes a couple chocolate chips.

Peanut butter cookie: 1/2 cup peanuts, 15 dates, and a splash of vanilla.

Blueberry muffin: 1/4 cup almonds, 1/4 cup cashews, 1/4 cup dried blueberries, 10 dates, splash of vanilla.

We pretty much add vanilla to all of them!

Colleen Grossner said...

Thank you for your comment, Lisa!! I definitely want to try peanut butter cookie!! We love making cashew cookie...but we could try adding vanilla :) I will try blueberry muffin, but I don't like that actual Larabar much, that's probably the only one! Maybe I just don't like dried blueberries that well. I LOVE blueberry muffins, and think I will make some actual muffins tomorrow! Happy no-baking to you!!!

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