Homemade Brownie Larabars (Whole30, Paleo, Vegan)


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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. 

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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! 

If you are not a fan of chocolate, there is always the blueberry muffin or carrot cake flavors. However, I am a die-hard coconut fan and can never say no to the coconut cream pie version.

I’ve been getting tons of questions on the other recipes so thought I’d address them here in one go!

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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!

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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

More delicious homemade snack bars? Gotcha covered!

Homemade Cherry Pie Larabars 

Peanut Butter Protein Bars

Low Carb Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars 

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 Brownie Larabars (Whole30, Paleo, Vegan)

4.89 from 9 votes
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. 
Servings: 12 Bars
Prep: 2 mins
Cook: 4 mins
Total: 6 mins



  • 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. 


* To keep these bars whole30 approved, do not use chocolate chips
For a richer chocolate flavor, add up to a full cup of chocolate chips
No Bake Homemade Brownie Larabars can be kept at room temperature, in a sealed container. They are best kept refrigerated and are freezer friendly too. 


Serving: 1BarCalories: 103kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 3.9gFat: 4.6gPotassium: 3mgFiber: 4.6gVitamin A: 150IUVitamin C: 0.8mgCalcium: 120mgIron: 0.7mgNET CARBS: 7g
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Author: Arman
Tried this recipe?Give us a shout at @thebigmansworld or tag #thebigmansworld!

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Arman Liew

I’m a two time cookbook author, photographer, and writer, and passionate about creating easy and healthier recipes. I believe you don’t need to be experienced in the kitchen to make good food using simple ingredients that most importantly, taste delicious.

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  1. I’m often sceptical of anything with “paleo” in the title but you have me hooked, these look REALLY good!

  2. I’m obsessed with LARABARS! My favorite flavors are peanut butter cookie, peanut butter and jelly, and blueberry muffin! I definitely have to try these brownie LARABAR replicas. They look way too easy to make!

  3. My kids and I just made these and they are sooooo good! I missed the part about soaking the dates so I just added a couple TBS water. Thanks!