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This recipe was developed after I stumbled across a recipe on Elana’s Pantry. I was looking for something different to make as a mid-afternoon pick-me-up and these hit the spot! They are really soft, so make sure you keep them refrigerated or frozen until you want to eat them. They are similar to the LaraBars that you can find at the grocery store.

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Gluten-Free Chocolate Energy Bars (copycat Lara Bars)

Gluten-Free Chocolate Energy Bars (copycat Lara Bars)

When you need a mid-afternoon pick-me-up, these hit the spot! They are really soft, so make sure you keep them refrigerated or frozen until you want to eat them.



    1. In a food processor, blend the nuts, coconut, cocoa, and coffee together until a coarse flour forms.
    2. Add the dates (do not forget to remove the pits!), vanilla, coconut sugar, stevia, and water, and blend together until combined. It will be sticky.
    3. Grease a glass dish (I used a 9×9) with the butter and then dump the mixture in there.
    4. Using a spatula (or your fingers), press the dough into the dish until it is packed firmly.
    5. Chill in the freezer for a couple of hours before cutting. I like to portion these up individually so that I can just grab one on the way out the door.


Inspired by Elana’s Pantry’s ”Chocolate Espresso Power Bars.“ 

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