by: Yuri Elkaim

Homemade Larabars: 14 Recipes You Can Easily Make

We love Larabars around here. How can you go wrong with them? They’re portable, convenient to make, and require so few ingredients.

And since we’re not the only ones who love them (preferably as a post-workout snack), we wanted to compile a list of the best homemade varieties, with fun flavors and added benefits like fiber and protein.

Nearly all of the recipes below can be made in minutes with just a food processor, and they’re great for those on-the-go moments when you want something healthy to eat instead of having to grab overly-processed (and priced!) gas station junk.

14 DIY Homemade Larabars

1. Almond Coconut Energy Bars

Almond Coconut Energy Bars via My Sequined Life

The great almond flavor from roasted almonds and almond butter in these bars gets a fiber boost from the addition of flaxseed.

Get the recipe: My Sequined Life

2. Toasted Coconut and Chocolate Homemade Larabars

Toasted Coconut and Chocolate Homemade Larabars via Wicked Spatula

Have fun by mixing a variety of nuts, then send the flavor into power drive with toasted coconut and cocoa powder. With only half the sugar of the original Larabar version, making this batch at home is a winner.

Get the recipe: Wicked Spatula

3. 3-Ingredient Larabars

3-Ingredient Larabars via Chew Out Loud

The simplest of homemade Larabars, this batch uses dried dates, a secondary dried fruit, and of course, nuts. To keep the sugar count low, be sure to use a dried fruit that doesn’t include any additional sugar. Save this one for a post-workout snack.

Get the recipe: Chew Out Loud

4. Gingerbread Larabar Balls

Gingerbread Larabar Balls via Eating Bird Food

Who needs bars when you can have balls? These little nuggets get their classic gingerbread flavor from a mixture of ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves.

Get the recipe: Eating Bird Food

5. Vegan Double-Chocolate Caramels

Vegan Double-Chocolate Caramels via Heart Beet Kitchen

This smooth, chocolatey caramel bar gets a nutritional boost by adding the stress-busting adaptogen, maca powder. No one has to know these are actually good for you.

Get the recipe: Heartbeet Kitchen

6. Homemade Larabars

Homemade Larabars via Honestly Me

This recipe also utilizes maca powder, but has a very different flavor  because it includes vanilla paste and almonds instead of pecans. The addition of chocolate protein powder makes this a viable any-time snack.

Get the recipe: Honestly Me

7. Homemade Apple Pie Larabars

Homemade Apple Pie Larabars via Bakerita

Just like what Granny used to make, except healthier and portable, these bars feature dried apples, and a touch of cinnamon for that true pie flavor.

Get the recipe: Bakerita

8. Mint Chocolate Chip Energy Bars

Mint Chocolate Chip Energy Bars via Tasty Thin

Love mint? These bars will be your new best friend. Just like minty brownies, these homemade Larabars benefit from the addition of food-grade peppermint essential oils that go perfectly with a dose of chocolate chips

Get the recipe: Tasty Thin

9. Chocolate Cashew Cookie Larabar Pops

Chocolate Cashew Cookie Larabar Pops via Minimalist Baker

With a combination of roasted and raw cashews, dried cranberries, and chocolate chips, we’re definitely getting serious cookie vibes here. Nutritional tip: we recommend opting for  unsweetened dried cranberries to keep the sugar count lower and your waistline happier.

Get the recipe: Minimalist Baker

10. Cherry Pie Larabars

Cherry Pie Larabars via Detoxinista

We already have Granny’s apple pie Larabars, so why not throw cherry pie in the mix as well? Even better, with just three ingredients, you won’t have to wait hours to get that cherry pie flavor you love so much.

Get the recipe: Detoxinista

11. Toasted Coconut Bars

Toasted Coconut Bars via Savory Simple

To really bring out that coconut flavor, this recipe goes all-in on the coconut, with  coconut shreds, coconut butter, and coconut oil. It’s a trifecta that delivers a tropical paradise in your mouth.

Get the recipe: Savory Simple

12. Blueberry Muffin Larabar Balls

Blueberry Muffin Larabar Balls via Eating Bird Food

No time to bake up a batch of blueberry muffins? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Breaking away from traditional bars, these Larabar balls perfectly blend dried blueberries and vanilla that make you feel like you’re eating the real thing.

Get the recipe: Eating Bird Food

13. Chocolate Larabars

Chocolate Larabars via The Delicious Balance

Nuts and chocolate just might be one of life’s perfect pairings. And in this recipe you’ll get a double dose of each –  raw almonds and walnuts, dark chocolate chips and cocoa powder. If you’re looking for a chocolate indulgence, this Larabar really shines.

Get the recipe: The Delicious Balance

14. Apple Cinnamon Chia Bars

Apple Cinnamon Chia Bars via My Sequined Life

With a delicious flavor reminiscent of fall (thanks to the dried apples and ground cinnamon), these bars get a nutritional upgrade with heart-healthy, fiber-rich chia seeds.

Get the recipe: My Sequined Life

Wholesome Homemade Larabars

With so many options to make a great homemade Larabar, your snacks are definitely getting an upgrade.

Whip up a batch and let us know which variety is your favorite!

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Yuri Elkaim

Yuri Elkaim

Yuri Elkaim is one of the world’s most trusted health and fitness experts. A former pro soccer player turned NYT bestselling author of The All-Day Energy Diet and The All-Day Fat Burning Diet, his clear, science-backed advice has transformed the lives of more than 500,000 men and women and he’s on a mission to help 100 million people by 2040. Read his inspiring story, “From Soccer to Bed to No Hair on My Head” that started it all.