These paleo peanut butter flavor DIY Larabars don’t actually contain peanuts!! By using roasted sunflower seeds, you can make a delicious energy bar perfect for snacking and anyone doing a Whole30!
This post is part of May 2013 Go Ahead Honey It’s Gluten Free over at Shirley’s GFE! Come visit to see all the recipes under the theme” “When You’re Grain Free and Feeling Like a Nut, But Don’t Eat Tree Nuts or Peanuts”
Peanut Butter Chocolate Larabars were my eldest daughter’s very favorite flavor of all. And really, who can blame her?! Peanut butter and chocolate are such a great combination!
When my son’s hives pointed to peanuts, we knew we needed to get all peanuts out of the house.
It took a few tries, but my girls love sunflower seed butter as much as they ever loved peanut butter. We go through one homemade batch a week!
And when we shifted towards a more paleo lifestyle, sunflower seeds were already well established and loved in our house.
I am not sure why it took me so long to think of recreating my daughter’s favorite Larabar with sunflower seeds as a base…but life is like that sometimes (we were already regularly making my chocolate homemade Larabar version). The obvious kind of lurks in the recesses until one day, BAM! You have an epiphany.
I am happy to report the whole family loved these bars, and my daughter has her favorite flavor back!
More no bake energy bar ideas:
- Collagen Cookie Dough Fat Bombs
- These apricot chia energy bars intrigue me!
- Raw Fudge Brownie Bites
- I love matcha, so these no bake match energy bites are right up my alley!
DIY Larabars Recipe:
If you try these no bake homemade ‘peanut butter’ larabars, be sure to come back and leave a comment!
'Peanut Butter' Chocolate Chip Larabars
Place toasted sunflower seeds into the bowl of a food processor.
(I seriously LOVE mine, and have used it for over a decade!). Whir for a couple of minutes and watch as the sunflower seeds turn into a flour and then start to clump up a bit as it converts towards a butter!
Add in your dates and salt, and process to break up and pulverize the dates. Mixture should be sticky and press together easily. If not, add a tablespoon or two of melted coconut oil, just until the mixture presses together easily.
Add in chocolate chips and pulse a few times just to mix.
Press the sticky batter into an 8 x 8 or comparably sized pan. I like to line with waxed paper for easy removal.
Press the mixture evenly into the dish.
Refrigerate or freeze to firm up, then slice up into desired shapes & size.
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