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Homemade Cherry Pie LARABARS

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Have you started collecting healthy snack and lunch ideas for back-to-school?  I have. I leave no stone unturned in finding heathy choices to fuel Sam since he has been a picky eater since day one. I think these LARABAR copycats are real winners. With only three ingredients and water, they are easy to make. They’re full of healthy ingredients and they taste great. Add that these bars transport well and even my picky eater loves them.

Homemade Cherry Pie LARABARS

Because they are rich in antioxidants, cherries boost the immune system, a real plus for the back-to-school season. Among other benefits, cherries support eye health and digestion.

Homemade LARABARS Recipe

Homemade LARABAR Recipe

Dates are rich in vitamins, minerals and fiber. These tasty fruits are considered beneficial for bones and muscle development (little superheroes say “yes!”). They aid digestion. The nervous system benefits. They’re beneficial for eye health. They generally boost energy within a half hour of eating them so that alone makes them a great choice for snacking—for sleepy students and sluggish moms!

Recipe for Homemade LARABARS

In addition to a great store of vitamins and minerals, cashews also offer protein and the good kind of fat. Their benefits include strong nerve and muscle function, improved bone and oral health and supporting the immune system.

Healthy Back to School Snacks

I really like that these bars are naturally sweet and require no added sugar.

Cherry Pie LARABAR Recipe


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Ready to try these homemade little wonders? Here’s the recipe:



Homemade Cherry Pie LARABARS

  • Author: Spaceships and Laser Beams


  • 8 ounces dates
  • 2 ounce dried cherries
  • 1 cup cashews
  • 1-2 T water


  1. Add dates, cherries and cashews to the bowl of a food processor.
  2. Blend on medium and slowly add water until mixture comes together and forms a ball.
  3. Line an 8×8 pan with parchment paper and pour mixture into the pan.
  4. Place a second layer of parchment paper on top and press mixture into pan, making one even layer.
  5. Chill and cut into 8 bars.
  6. Wrap in parchment paper.


  • Calories: 1443
  • Sugar: 162
  • Sodium: 26
  • Fat: 64
  • Saturated Fat: 13
  • Unsaturated Fat: 48
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 222
  • Protein: 26
  • Cholesterol: 0

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Stephanie Keeping

Stephanie is in love with a boy named Sam. He has taught her that it's okay to jump first and look later, to wear a dirty shirt to the park and to decide that today is a good day to take a nap in your rubber boots. She hangs out here blogging at Spaceships and Laser Beams and at our printable party shop on Etsy.