Lara Bars

by Jill Dalton

Lara Bars

Jill Dalton
I absolutely love Lara Bars. They not only taste delicious but they are good for you and made with very simple ingredients. Some of them only contain 3 ingredients! I have recreated my own versions of them with an additional recipe that they don’t make yet. They don’t have the Fig Newton. I love plating these up in ball form to take to potlucks or holiday gatherings. You can also shape them into the traditional Lara Bar shape. Each recipe makes 12 ball or 6 bars.
4.50 from 2 votes
Servings 48 people
Prep 30 minutes
Total 30 minutes

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  • 1 ½ cup dates
  • 1 cup raw almonds
  • 1 cup coconut, unsweetened
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Peanut Butter Cookie

Chocolate Brownie


  • (Directions are the same for the all three recipes)
  • Add ingredients to food processor and blend until mixture sticks together.
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Nutrition info

Calories: 129kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 3gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0.001gSodium: 13mgPotassium: 219mgFiber: 3gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 2IUVitamin C: 0.2mgCalcium: 29mgIron: 1mg

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Jean December 12, 2017 - 3:03 pm

Can I substitute cacao for the Cocoa?

Jill Dalton December 12, 2017 - 4:06 pm


Claudia Wondra December 21, 2017 - 6:07 pm

Do you keep the balls refrigerated after making?

Jill Dalton December 21, 2017 - 6:43 pm


Anjana December 22, 2017 - 8:03 am

I made these they are yum!!

Merritt January 30, 2018 - 4:49 pm

I love these so much! I made all of them except the fig bars. Excellent recipes! I keep them in the freezer so I can’t eat them all at once. I’ve shared them with family too. They’re a hit with everyone who has tried them. Thank you!!!

Jill Dalton January 30, 2018 - 8:24 pm

Great! That makes me so happy!

Jill Dalton February 8, 2018 - 12:24 pm

Oh my goodness, you just made my day 🤗! I used dry figs. Thank you so much for sharing your story. It really does make me so happy that you are sharing this with your family.

Glenda February 1, 2018 - 3:33 am

I added some peppermint essence to the chocolate brownie ones and they were sooo gooood

Merritt February 8, 2018 - 10:51 am

My entire family loves this so much!!! I keep them in the freezer, take them can to my mom in a retirement center and — hope you’ll love this — I am making them for my only grandchild for his very first birthday (instead of cake)!!!! So you’ve contributed to a family celebration. Thank you! … I have not made the fig ones yet because I don’t know whether I should use fresh figs or dried ones. I can’t tell in the video which you use. Please help. Thanks again. I’m a jill Dalton fan for sure! And, I share your site every chance I get.

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Patti June 11, 2018 - 5:35 pm

Where is the recipe?

Jill Dalton June 11, 2018 - 5:44 pm

Hi Patti, So sorry we had a technical problem on this post that was failing to load the recipe. It is fixed up now and ready for cooking!

Cheryl Houghton January 7, 2019 - 10:43 pm

Love your videos, website, recipe and enthusiasm in teaching. Thanks for sharing everything. I’m going to get the ingredients for the fig ones tomorrow only I think I’ll use pecans instead of cashews. How does that sound?

Jill Dalton January 8, 2019 - 9:03 am

Wonderful, I love pecans!

Jeni January 9, 2019 - 1:38 pm

I just made both the coconut and pb ones. I didn’t have almonds so I used cashews. Wow – they are so delicious!!! Glad I made two batches…I don’t see them lasting long in this house. 🙂

Diane July 4, 2019 - 4:09 pm

I just made the chocolate ones they are good. I used a cashew/walnut mix it did take awhile for the mixture to form so I added a little water about a tsp and some peanut butter a couple of pulses and it was all together. I can’t wait to try the others.


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