Make your own Blueberry Muffin Larabars at home! (Psst… they’re better than the store-bought ones!)
Aaaaand…. another homemade Larabar for you! This time blueberry muffin larabars.
These might be my favorite out of all of them. Do I say that every time?
Maybe not bars though, but bites. You probably don’t care though, right?
I’m not sure if it was the walnuts or the blueberries, but they stuck together better when I rolled them into balls. And it was easier than rolling them out on a pan.
My almost-2-year-old can scarf at least four of these in one sitting. She asks for more, but seriously… eating a wad of nuts and dates isn’t like putting a handful of popcorn in your mouth. These are substantial. And they stick with you. Although she keeps asking for more “kah-kees” (cookies) I don’t want her to get a tummy ache.
She probably wouldn’t though because she’s a beast. Have I mentioned how she likes to climb on the bathroom counter and rummage through the medicine cabinet? Luckily we don’t actually keep medicine in our cabinet, but she does have a lot of fun with toothpaste and chapstick. And the mirror.
Here are the other “kah-kee” recipes on my site!
Homemade Strawberry Cream Larabars
Homemade Chocolate-Hazelnut Larabars
Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Larabars
If you make one of my recipes, be sure to post it on social media and tag me at @perrysplate or #perrysplate so I can send you some love!
Homemade Blueberry Muffin Larabars
Making these blueberry muffin larabar knock-offs at home is much less expensive and tastier! You could also use freeze-dried blueberries in these, too!
- 1 scant cup raw walnuts
- 1 cup raw cashews
- 1 drop lemon essential oil (or 1 teaspoon lemon zest or 1/4 teaspoon lemon extract)
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 12 medjool dates, pitted and ripped in half
- 1/3 cup dried blueberries
Pulse walnuts and cashews in the work bowl of a food processor until finely chopped. Add the lemon oil, vanilla extract, and dates. Pulse until dates are minced and mixture is thoroughly combined. Add blueberries and pulse a couple of times to blend.
Pour mixture into a bowl and roll into 1-inch balls. Alternately, you could press/roll mixture out in a plastic wrap-lined baking sheet to 1/2-inch thickness and slice into bars.
These will keep in an airtight container at room temperature for about a week. (Ours never last that long!)
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Saturday 5th of July 2014
I have an overabundance of fresh blueberries, could these be made with them? Would you vary the recipe?
Thursday 28th of April 2016
I used fresh blueberries and they worked great. So good.
Friday 9th of May 2014
I made these with my kids last week for our Saturday baking day project. Using a cookie scoop to form them into balls is brilliant! They stuck together better for me as well. With a pan I have to make sure to press them hard and usually pop them into the freezer for a few minutes to firm up. The lemon extract adds nice flavor---I love, love, love lemon extract. It's not a noticeable lemony taste but just brightens the flavor.
Does Winco have dried blueberries? I picked some up at Trader Joe's for this but they were a little pricey. Could be worth the drive to Winco.
Friday 9th of May 2014
Glad you liked them! I haven't bought dried blueberries at Winco, so I don't know if they have them or how much they are. I usually buy them at Costco. (Not sure how that compares to TJ's. I'm sure a lot of help, aren't I? haha.)
Thursday 8th of May 2014
blueberries are a wonderful idea especially now that they are close to being in season!
Liz @ The Lemon Bowl
Tuesday 29th of April 2014
I love Lara Bars!! These look amazing!!
Carol at Wild Goose Tea
Monday 28th of April 2014
I am not familiar what larabars, but I sure glad I am now. In fact I am forwarding this email along to someone who was just commenting that they needed a tasty recipe that is similar to this. OMG they are so easy. I am popped from work right at I type and easy is such a lovely word.