Cherry Chocolate Torte Energy Bars – These are delicious, not-too-sweet, and toddler-friendly
Even before going gluten & dairy free, I was a BIG fan of Larabars. If you’ve not had them before, Larabars are marketed as energy bars, but are pretty much just nuts & dried fruit, with the occasional piece of chocolate thrown in for good measure. My favorite flavors are the Cherry Pie and the Cherry Chocolate Torte. SO GOOD.
The only downside of Larabars for me is price. Typically, I split one with Sophie as part of a snack along with some fruit, but I’m lucky to find them on sale for $1 each. When I realized how easy they’d be to make at home, I knew I had to give them a try.
HOLY MOLY. These were SO easy and very delicious. This is the most decadent of all the versions, thanks to the cocoa powder, but even so, it’s not pumped full of sugar. The only “fancy” ingredient here is the dates. I’ve only recently started buying them, but they’re dried and come with pits. You’ll want to pit them, which you can do easily by making a small slit down the side and pulling them open.
Now that I’ve made these, I’m excited to try other versions! Stay tuned…Print