Apple Pie Larabars

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Apple Pie Larabars are an easy, delicious snack that your family will love. Homemade protein bars taste like dessert but they’re actually healthy for you.

These Apple Pie Larabars are probably my favorite snack! The best part is that this homemade protein bar recipe only takes five minutes to make.

I love homemade Larabars. They taste like a treat, but they’re really a healthy, energy-boosting snack. They trick my sweet tooth into thinking it’s gotten what it wanted, and I appreciate that.

This apple pie version of homemade protein bars is truly delicious. It tastes like apple pie, all the way down to the crust.

Apple Pie Larabars Tips

This recipe can be made using a food processor or high-quality blender. I like to leave little bits of the different ingredients to give these bars some texture.

You can shape these treats into bars like I did here, or if you prefer a smaller portion size, you can shape them into 1-inch balls. Either way, you’ll love having these little goodies waiting in your fridge when you want a satisfying snack.

These coconut energy bars are another great homemade snack. And try this apple charoset for a flavorful side dish featuring similar flavors.

Apple Pie Larabars

Apple Pie Larabars are an easy, delicious snack that your family will love.
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Homemade apple pie larabars
Prep Time:5 minutes
Total Time:5 minutes

Recommended Equipment


  • 1 1/2 cups walnuts
  • 1 cup dried apples
  • 1 cup Medjool dates
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp. ginger
  • 1/8 tsp. salt


  • In a food processor, combine all the ingredients and chop them until a paste is formed. Don’t chop them so much that you can’t see little bits of walnuts, apples, and dates.
  • Test to see if the mixture binds together. If not, add a bit of water (up to a tablespoon).
  • Transfer the mixture to an 8 x 8 pan lined with wax paper. Press down evenly.
  • Refrigerate for at least two hours, and then cut it into 8 bars.
  • Store the bars in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Approximate Nutrition Info

Calories: 221kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 10g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 40mg | Potassium: 274mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 32IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 1mg
Servings: 8
Calories: 221kcal
Cost: $.65 per serving

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Price Breakdown

The cost of this recipe is $5.23, or $.65 per serving.  This is about half the cost of a store-bought Larabar, and these homemade apple pie Larabars taste even better.

If you enjoy these apple pie Larabars, check out this post that includes recipes for chocolate, banana, and mango Larabars. I also make Pumpkin Pie Larabars and Blueberry Lemon Larabars. I do love these delicious snacks!


  1. I love this recipe but we can’t do nuts! rats! lol do you think a mixture of hemp seed, chia seed and ground flax would be good?

  2. I tried these and they taste great but they would not bind. They are pretty sweet so I don’t think I need more dates. Suggestions? I am going to try adding either water or almond milk.

    1. I always add a little water when my homemade Larabars don’t bind properly. Works like a charm! Let me know how it goes.

  3. These were super easy to make – however, I had never worked with dates and forgot to remove the pit from the dates! I managed to pick out most of the pits from the mixture but there were a few chopped up in the mixture that I couldn’t pick out… They taste good and I made a double batch but leery to eat them.

    1. Oh no! Sorry to hear that, Allison. I’ve done that before, and my food processor sounds like a helicopter when I leave a pit in one of the dates.

  4. I didn’t have dried apples and was too impatient to dehydrate them so I made these with fresh apples. They were super moist but delicious! They probably won’t form like they should but I rolled them into balls and we shall see! I can’t wait to make these again.

    1. That’s so good to know! I’ve never tried these with fresh apples, but I’m sure they’d still taste good even if the texture isn’t as dry as it could be.

    2. That’s what I was looking for! I see it’s been awhile, but do you remember? Did they turn out well?

    1. I’ve never tried freezing these, Kellie, but I think they would freeze just fine. Let me know if you try it.

  5. This recipe looks delicious. Have you swapped the nuts in these with any success? I have a walnut allergy, but was thinking I could use almonds, but wasn’t sure if the oil content might not make them work as well. Guess I could just give it a go {give it a grind??} and play around with it! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Allison, I do mix and match the nuts in my homemade Larabars. Almonds should work well here. If the final product isn’t binding well, add water one teaspoon at a time until it comes together well. Enjoy!

  6. I enjoyed making these bars, but didn’t have
    all the ingredients on hand. I substituted dried apricots for dried apples and added some flax seed and quick oats because I didn’t have enough walnuts. It is a tasty twist on the original!

  7. These look good! Going to share on my Walking on Sunshine FB page today. Would love for you to join us on our Foodie Friends Friday linky party on my blog this week!

  8. I’m following the SCD diet, so these will be my new snacks on bike rides. In the fridge setting up–taste yummy!

    1. I’m so glad you like them, Bonnie. These are the perfect bike-riding snack. You may want to cut them smaller so they’re easy to grab while you’re on the move.

  9. Where do you find dried apples? I tried my grocery store and Target today and could not find them. I bought a dried fruit mixture that includes apples that I will try instead but love to do these with just dried apples.

    1. Amanda, I get dried apples at Trader Joe’s. They’re the perfect chewy consistency for these bars. Trader Joe’s is a great store for dried fruit and nuts. Alternately, you could dry your own apples in the oven.

  10. I tried to make these bars. They were still a litlle dry and would bind. I did use home dried apples that were almost like apple chips. I did add extra dates, almost anther 1/2 cup.
    They just crumbled. Great flavor, would work as granola, but would rather have a bar. Any suggustions of what to add? I was thinking water or Coconut oil.

    1. Tonya, I use dried apples that are soft and chewy, so I think the crispy nature of your apples caused the crumbling. You could try adding a little water, but I think you’ll have better success drying some more apples and taking them out of the dehydrator when they’re still chewy. Also, when I’m making homemade Larabars and they’re too crumbly, I just roll them into balls and they bind better that way.

      1. Why not just rehydrate the apples a little

        Hot water soak them until they are a little
        softened? I do this all the tie with dried fruit for

    1. Dana, I actually like these a lot better than the official packaged version of this flavor. I hope you like them!

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