Treat your workout with an easy, indulgent homemade “Larabar.”

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Yield: Serves 12



  • 18 pitted dates
  • 1/2 cup unsalted almonds
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup unsalted mini pretzels
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate pieces




  1. Place the dates in a food processor and chop until broken in to small pieces. Then add the remaining ingredients and mix until a fine, crumbly mixture remains. If you can pinch the batter and it sticks between your fingers, you’re there.
  2. Measure 1 Tbsp. scoops and carefully form the balls with your hands.
  3. Optional Prep: A) Press into a cake pan to make bars. B) Drizzle melted chocolate over the tops.

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