Homemade Mint Chocolate Larabar Recipe

Homemade Mint Chocolate Larabar Recipe

Ahhh mint! One of my favorite flavors. of. all. time. I have always enjoyed eating anything minty- thin mint Girl Scout cookies, peppermint frappes and mint chip ice cream, to name a few… (Do you see a sugar connection between all of those listed? Totally. Me too. It’s no secret.) But I also enjoy mint tea and using fresh mint in Mediterranean-style meals.  I actually have some pretty fond memories chewing on fresh-picked mint leaves from my family’s old backyard as a little girl. I’m just a mint loving girl!

So when I was doing some online shopping at Thrive Market, and saw Simply Organic’s Peppermint extract for a super low price of about $3, I clicked “add to cart” without hesitation. Because why resist having yummy mint extract in my pantry for all my baking needs? 😉

It was delivered in less than 3 days and in that time, I had already decided I’d compliment the mint flavor with the addition of chocolate. (Because, again… why not?) YUM!

I went for a date-sweetened mint chocolate Larabar (adapted from my JOY Bar recipe) and this was the result.

{Savoring JOY} mint chocolate larabars recipe

It’s so yummy!

I posted this pic as a little teaser on my Facebook and Instagram to see if I was alone in my mint obsession or if you wanted the recipe and the vote was unanimous- I am not alone. So here it is for your tasting pleasure.

So Long Thin Mint Cookies, Hello Homemade Mint Chocolate Larabars!

Homemade Mint Chocolate Larabar Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup dates
  • 1 cup almonds
  • 1 tsp peppermint extract
  • 3 TBS cacao powder
  • ¼ cup chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Add everything to your food processor or super high powered blender.
  2. Blend until the ingredients start to come together & reach your desired consistency of size (coarsely chopped and sticking together is how I like them)
  3. Dump and smooth into a rectangular pan (Pyrex works nicely, especially if you put parchment paper down first).
  4. Stick in freezer for 20 minutes, remove and cut into bars.

Notes

Store in fridge for up to 1 week.

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What’s your favorite Girl Scout Cookie? Tell me in the comments and I’ll see if I can “real foodify” it to be a healthier- still crazy delicious- larabar or cookie for you!

 

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