Homemade Lara Bars

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Postby DonnaRigs » Fri Mar 02, 2012 9:22 am

I am bumping this too - I am looking for something to take into the "field" with me...this may work :)
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Postby Habs4ever » Fri Mar 02, 2012 2:54 pm

For the people who have made these, how do you store them?

I thought I would cut them into bars and wrap them in wax paper, then put them in a container in the fridge. :?
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Postby scrumhalfgirl » Fri Mar 02, 2012 2:55 pm

Habs4ever wrote:For the people who have made these, how do you store them?

I thought I would cut them into bars and wrap them in wax paper, then put them in a container in the fridge. :?


I usually shape mine into balls and then store in fridge in a tupperware
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Re: Homemade Lara Bars

Postby jes » Fri Mar 02, 2012 3:05 pm

scrumhalfgirl wrote:
Habs4ever wrote:For the people who have made these, how do you store them?

I thought I would cut them into bars and wrap them in wax paper, then put them in a container in the fridge. :?


I usually shape mine into balls and then store in fridge in a tupperware


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Postby Ironboy » Fri Mar 02, 2012 3:58 pm

scrumhalfgirl wrote:
Habs4ever wrote:For the people who have made these, how do you store them?

I thought I would cut them into bars and wrap them in wax paper, then put them in a container in the fridge. :?


I usually shape mine into balls and then store in fridge in a tupperware


Ditto, I use a semi-spherical tablespoon then roll them. We call them Lara Balls.

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Postby Habs4ever » Fri Mar 02, 2012 4:16 pm

Ironboy wrote:
scrumhalfgirl wrote:
Habs4ever wrote:For the people who have made these, how do you store them?

I thought I would cut them into bars and wrap them in wax paper, then put them in a container in the fridge. :?


I usually shape mine into balls and then store in fridge in a tupperware


Ditto, I use a semi-spherical tablespoon then roll them. We call them Lara Balls.

3 batches got me 26 bars. All wrapped separate, labeled and stored in Tupperware in fridge.
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Postby scrumhalfgirl » Fri Mar 02, 2012 4:32 pm

jes wrote:
scrumhalfgirl wrote:
Habs4ever wrote:For the people who have made these, how do you store them?

I thought I would cut them into bars and wrap them in wax paper, then put them in a container in the fridge. :?


I usually shape mine into balls and then store in fridge in a tupperware


How long do they last?


I have some in the fridge that are about 10 days old - they still seem good. I've never had them longer - they get eaten!
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Re: Homemade Lara Bars

Postby Samantha » Fri Mar 02, 2012 5:22 pm

scrumhalfgirl wrote:
jes wrote:
scrumhalfgirl wrote:
Habs4ever wrote:For the people who have made these, how do you store them?

I thought I would cut them into bars and wrap them in wax paper, then put them in a container in the fridge. :?


I usually shape mine into balls and then store in fridge in a tupperware


How long do they last?


I have some in the fridge that are about 10 days old - they still seem good. I've never had them longer - they get eaten!

I can't imagine there is anything in them that would go bad. Especially if they are kept in the fridge.

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Re: Homemade Lara Bars

Postby Ironboy » Fri Mar 02, 2012 7:49 pm

scrumhalfgirl wrote:
jes wrote:
scrumhalfgirl wrote:
Habs4ever wrote:For the people who have made these, how do you store them?

I thought I would cut them into bars and wrap them in wax paper, then put them in a container in the fridge. :?


I usually shape mine into balls and then store in fridge in a tupperware


How long do they last?


I have some in the fridge that are about 10 days old - they still seem good. I've never had them longer - they get eaten!


10 days! I'm lucky if they last 2!

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Homemade Lara Bars

Postby Jwolf » Fri Mar 02, 2012 7:51 pm

Does anyone have a good recipe that's not based on dates?
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Postby Habs4ever » Fri Mar 02, 2012 7:58 pm

Jwolf wrote:Does anyone have a good recipe that's not based on dates?

When I was processing my apricots for my granola I thought they might be a good base. (I think La mentioned it upthread). You may have to add a bit of water just to get them mushy enough to stick.
I'm going to try craisins and apricots combined for the base, with almonds next time.
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Postby Cattitude » Fri Mar 02, 2012 8:53 pm

I store mine in the freezer and there delicious frozen too.

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Postby La » Fri Mar 02, 2012 9:22 pm

Habs4ever wrote:
Jwolf wrote:Does anyone have a good recipe that's not based on dates?

When I was processing my apricots for my granola I thought they might be a good base. (I think La mentioned it upthread). You may have to add a bit of water just to get them mushy enough to stick.
I'm going to try craisins and apricots combined for the base, with almonds next time.
You could do it first. :wink:

Prunes would be good, too.
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Postby scrumhalfgirl » Fri Mar 02, 2012 10:02 pm

Jwolf wrote:Does anyone have a good recipe that's not based on dates?


at least one of the recipes on the link i posted uses raisins.
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Postby Avis » Fri Mar 02, 2012 11:50 pm

How about figs? They are good and sticky...
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Postby Jwolf » Sat Mar 03, 2012 1:04 am

Avis wrote:How about figs? They are good and sticky...

aren't those just dates with bugs in them? ;)

P.s. I hate figs more than I hate dates. :)
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Postby Cattitude » Sat Mar 03, 2012 8:09 am

P.s. I hate figs more than I hate dates


Then I'm thinking lara bars arent for you. :P Try the chocolate brownie ones though you can't tell it's dates.

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Postby kab » Sat Mar 03, 2012 8:54 am

Thank you for posting the recipe and alternate suggestions. I buy Lara bars because I rarely get time for lunch and they are almost all gluten free (I have celiac disease). I usually buy them in the states where they are cheaper. The "flavors" posted here look much more interesting than the Lara bar flavors. I'll try them later today when I get the ingredients lined up.
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Postby kab » Sat Mar 03, 2012 7:57 pm

Just made my first batch. The dates I used are quite moist so I mixed them with some drier figs and chopped mixed nuts (salted because I always think the salt is missing and I love salt). They turned out great so I'm going to cut and wrap them tomorrow. Thanks again for posting the recipe.
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Postby Habs4ever » Sat Mar 03, 2012 9:27 pm

Cattitude wrote:
P.s. I hate figs more than I hate dates


Then I'm thinking lara bars arent for you. :P Try the chocolate brownie ones though you can't tell it's dates.

I had a chocolate brownie one today, it was oooooooh sooooooo good. :D
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Postby Jwolf » Sat Mar 03, 2012 10:01 pm

Habs4ever wrote:
Cattitude wrote:
P.s. I hate figs more than I hate dates


Then I'm thinking lara bars arent for you. :P Try the chocolate brownie ones though you can't tell it's dates.

I had a chocolate brownie one today, it was oooooooh sooooooo good. :D

well I was hoping for recipes that weren't necessarily mimicking Lara bars completely with the figs and dates :)
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Postby Ironboy » Sun Mar 04, 2012 7:48 am

Jwolf wrote:
Habs4ever wrote:
Cattitude wrote:
P.s. I hate figs more than I hate dates


Then I'm thinking lara bars arent for you. :P Try the chocolate brownie ones though you can't tell it's dates.

I had a chocolate brownie one today, it was oooooooh sooooooo good. :D

well I was hoping for recipes that weren't necessarily mimicking Lara bars completely with the figs and dates :)


Those are called granola bars. ;)

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Postby Jwolf » Sun Mar 04, 2012 10:41 pm

Ironboy wrote:
Jwolf wrote:
Habs4ever wrote:
Cattitude wrote:
P.s. I hate figs more than I hate dates


Then I'm thinking lara bars arent for you. :P Try the chocolate brownie ones though you can't tell it's dates.

I had a chocolate brownie one today, it was oooooooh sooooooo good. :D

well I was hoping for recipes that weren't necessarily mimicking Lara bars completely with the figs and dates :)


Those are called granola bars. ;)


seriously? granola bars use oats and grains and are more like cookies.
that's not what I meant.

i have seen some recipes that use other dried fruits as the base.
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Postby Ironboy » Mon Mar 05, 2012 10:38 am

Jwolf wrote:
Ironboy jokingly wrote:Those are called granola bars. ;)

seriously? granola bars use oats and grains and are more like cookies.
that's not what I meant.

i have seen some recipes that use other dried fruits as the base.


Just teasing you Jen! ;)

I've never heard of Larabars that weren't based on dates (not even figs).

So your question, to me, was like do you have a milkshake recipe without milk; by definition it's no longer a milkshake!

But if you do find any recipes, be sure to post them here. I'd be interested in trying some.

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Postby Jwolf » Mon Mar 05, 2012 8:16 pm

:)

Some of the recipes I've seen seem to use raisin syrup, which doesn't sound any more appealing.

I think what I'm looking for is actually something closer to homemade Cliff Bars, which do have some grains but not as much as granola bars. I've found a few recipes and might do some experimenting this week-- I'll post them after.
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