Homemade Larabars are a delicious, energy-boosting snack, and they’re less than half the price of the store-bought version. We enjoy many different flavors and variations, and this blueberry lemon Larabar recipe is a fruity treat. The blueberry flavor is subtle, and the squares get their sweetness from the dates. With just 5 ingredients, these squares come together in minutes. Feel free to substitute other nuts and seeds according to your tastes.
Blueberry Lemon Larabar Recipe
1½ cups nuts (I used 1¼ cups walnuts and ¼ cup sunflower seeds; pecans or almonds would be good too)
1½ cups dates
½ cup dried blueberries
1 tsp. lemon zest
- If you don’t have dried blueberries, you can dehydrate 2 cup of fresh or frozen berries in the oven. Set the temperature to 175 degrees and bake for 3 to 4 hours. The final product should be chewy.
- Combine all the ingredients in a food processor. Mix together until a paste forms, but don’t process the mixture for so long that you can’t see little specs of each ingredient.
- Line a 9×5 inch loaf pan with wax paper. Press the mixture evenly into the pan.
- Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
- Cut into 18 squares and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
This batch costs $4.85 to make, or $.54 per serving (2 squares). This blueberry lemon Larabar recipe makes a tasty, high-protein snack that will give you energy when you need it.
If you want to experiment with different homemade Larabar flavors, try my apple pie Larabars as well as my chocolate, banana, and mango lime coconut versions. The possibilities are endless for these great little snacks.