Homemade Chocolate Chip Brownie Larabars naturally made with nuts, cocoa and naturally sweetened with dates! This 5 ingredient no bake copycat Larabar recipe is naturally paleo, vegan, refined sugar free and has an option to keep it whole30 compliant too! Dairy Free, Refined Sugar Free.
Homemade Brownie Larabar Recipe
Chocolate Chip Brownie Larabars are just another homemade version part of my vegan whole30 recipe series!
I’m dedicated to proving to you that making your own homemade versions of popular store-bought bars are not only cost-effective but actually taste so much better!
I’ve been getting tons of questions on the other recipes so thought I’d address them here in one go!
Are Larabars actually good for you?
Personally, I do think Larabars are good for you! Larabars are loaded with wholesome, satisfying ingredients. While they may seem deceptively small in size, the healthy fats really do a great job of keeping you satisfied in between meals or as some solid workout fuel.
Do Larabars have sugar in them?
Larabars do not contain any sugar in them, as they are naturally sweetened using dried fruits.
Some may argue that sugar is sugar, but for my recipes, unless I use a granulated white processed sugar (or like product), I will not call it ‘sugar’.
What are the ingredients in the Chocolate Chip Brownie Larabars?
Dates, almonds, walnuts, sea salt, chocolate chips and cocoa powder.
Chocolate Chip Brownie Larabars are Whole30?
No, unfortunately. As they contain chocolate chips, they aren’t whole30 compliant. However, for a paleo, vegan and whole foods snack recipe, it fits the bill!
Can I make these Chocolate Chip Brownie Larabars Whole30 compliant?
YES! To make these chocolate chip brownie Larabar recipe whole30 compliant, simply leave out the chocolate chips! They still have a brownie-like flavor.
If you are a participant in the whole30 challenge or program, just be cautious. Whole30 aims to focus on not replacing certain foods with copycat versions- Enjoy these in moderation or as a wholesome snack, not as a chocolate replacement!
Why I love making homemade bars
- Cheaper and better tasting than store-bought
- Fewer ingredients- These no bake brownie larabars only need 5 ingredients!
- Quick, easy and the perfect snack or light breakfast to kickstart the day
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Tools and key ingredients used in making these homemade no bake chocolate chip brownie larabars-
Blender or Food Processor- Make sure you use a good quality food processor or high-speed blender. This will ensure the dates don’t stick to the blade and everything mixes evenly. Using a silicone spatula to scrape down the edges is a lifesaver!
Dates- If possible, use Medjool dates over generic dates, as they are naturally softer, gooey and easier to blend. If not, ensure your dates are soaked in warm water for 30 minutes prior!
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Homemade Chocolate Chip Brownie Larabars (Whole30, Paleo, Vegan)
Homemade Brownie Larabars (Whole30, Paleo, Vegan)
- Line a loaf pan or 8 x 8-inch baking pan with parchment paper and set aside.
- In a high-speed blender or food processor, add your almonds and walnuts and blend until a crumbly texture remains.
- Add your dates and cocoa powder and blend well, regularly scraping down the sides to ensure the ingredients are fully mixed. When the batter is combined and thick, add the chocolate chips and blend for an extra minute.
- Transfer brownie bar batter into the lined pan and press firmly into place. Refrigerate until firm. Once firm, cut into 12 bars.