I wrote a while back about my discovery of Gluten Free Larabar Bites now at Costo and how much I loved them for a healthy snack.
Now I’m not changing my mind, but have found a great receipt on how to make these at home, and you can choose to make the bites or a full sized bar.
1/2 cup raw walnuts
1/2 cup gluten free oats
1 cup fresh whole dates, pitted and roughly chopped
2 tbsp coconut oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
a pinch of kosher salt
1/2 cup dried cranberries
Optional 1/2 cup gluten free white chocolate chips
In the bowl of a food processor add the walnuts, oats, and dates.
Blend for around one minute until the ingredients are blended into something like a dough consistency and with no large chunks remaining.
To this blended mix add the coconut oil, vanilla, and salt and then process to incorporate.
Next toss int the cranberries and white chocolate chips and pulse until they are just mixed, retaining a slight;y chunky size.
Using a tablespoon scoop out the mixture then place it in the palm of you hand and roll it into a small ball and place in the refrigerator to store them until you are ready to consume.
For rides, they do hold up for short trips pretty well. If you are doing a long ride, or riding in very warm weather, you can choose to toss them into the freezer the day before you head out and let them thaw out to consume.
As an option you can roil them in finely shredded unsweetened coconut.
If you want to make bars instead of bites then take a small cookie sheet or pan lined with parchment paper and place the completed mixture it.
Next using your hands shape it into a rectangle, and then using a sharp knife cut the now rectangular dough into bars, and place in the refrigerator to store them until you are ready to consume.