Gluten-Free Energy-to-Go Bars

Key Lime Lara BarsClass earlier today was fun, exciting, and full of new experiences for the students who came to learn about these homemade bars (similar to Lara Bars).

Naomi is so grateful we experimented with this recipe. We have MANY variations now. She takes them to work/school as an energy-boosting, brain-powering treat. She refrigerates them the day before, just because. They are in her purse, and when she feels the need mid-class/shift, she has what is necessary to complete her required responsibilities.

They are gooey when they come out of the food processor, but spread nicely. Their nutty flavor is lick-lipping, uhm…, lip-licking delicious! 


Key Lime Lara Bars
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  1. 1 C almonds
  2. 1 C cashews
  3. 12 medjool dates, pitted
  4. 1 C unsweetened shredded coconut
  5. 1 lime, juiced
  6. 1-2 Tbsp water, if needed
  1. Place cashews, coconut and almonds in food processor. Process until they are a fine powder.
  2. Add the dates and lime juice until a dough forms, like a ball.
  3. If dough is dry, add a few tbsp water to help it come together.
  4. Line 8x8 baking dish with parchment, with enough to cover the sides.
  5. Spread dough into the dish.
  6. It will be sticky. A wet spatula will help you.
  7. Using some parchment paper, press it down into the dish.
  8. Place in the fridge for a few hours to set.
  1. We added Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips as an additional taste treat.
Adapted from My Whole Food Life

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