An easy and healthy snack, these Brownie Larabar Bites are out of this world delicious! Make a bunch and stick them in the freezer!
I love energy bites in all shapes and forms.
They’re so simple to put together, and make a ton. Plus, they fit nicely in Allison’s Yumbox for school and it’s one of the healthy things she actually eats. Win-win for me!
One of my favorite snacks is the Larabars, because they’re made with whole food ingredients and easy to take with me. They also created Larabar Bites, which are basically Larabars in ball form. One day I decided to create my own, and these guys are pretty darn close!
Are these Larabar Bites healthy?
They only have 4 ingredients: Peanuts, raisins, salt, and cocoa powder. All whole food ingredients, so I’d consider them good for you!
Each one has about 100 calories; so depending on your health goals, one or two should be plenty for a snack.
How do you store them?
Once you make them, either stick them in the fridge or freezer and eat cold. What I noticed with my homemade ones is once they get to room temperature, they get very oily due to the peanuts. If anyone finds a way around this, let me know! But I recommend eating them cold for that reason.
Can I use substitutions?
So technically, Larabars use dates instead of raisins; but I find raisins to be a cheaper alternative. You could use dates instead; and if you don’t like peanuts, you could use almonds.
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- 1 cup unsalted peanuts
- 1 cup raisins
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
- Place all ingredients in a food processor. Let run 1-2 minutes, stopping every so often to check it. The mix should become sticky and less crumbly.
- Using a cookie scoop, form into balls and place into an airtight container. Keep in the fridge for up to a week.
- If freezing, place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and freeze. Then transfer to a quart-sized freezer bag.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 113Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 46mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 2gSugar: 8gProtein: 4g
Nutrition information is an estimate and should not be regarded as medical advice.
Jaime is a Nutrition Coach and professional writer. She enjoys cooking easy meals, running, and learning more about food.
Jaime specializes in helping women with ADHD learn to meal plan and cook healthier meals without getting overwhelmed.