This recipe came to be quite simply because I wanted a Terry’s Chocolate Orange. I wanted it, but I didn’t want the added sugar and dairy. So, I did what I do and created my own healthy version! This recipe turned out perfectly. The flavor is right-on!
You know I love a whole, natural foods energy bar or ball. Here are some of my now famous creations:
- Healthy Eatmore Protein Bars
- How to make Larabars
- Key Lime Pie Protein Balls
- Blueberry Muffin, Cranberry Truffle and Cherry Pie Energy Balls
- How to make Protein Balls
- Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls
This recipe will be great for a mid-morning snack, to replace your chocolate orange cravings or a great snack for the kids. This is a must-make recipe.
This recipe is raw, gluten-free, vegan, no-bake, and 5 minute prep.
Terry’s Chocolate Orange Larabars
Makes 8-10 Bars
- 1 Cup Cashews
- 1 Cup Pitted Dates
- 1/4 Cup Ground Flax
- Juice of 1 Orange
- Zest of 1/2 Orange
- 2 Tbsp Natural Cocoa Powder
- 3-4 Packets Stevia (This is optional – it just makes it sweeter like a chocolate bar but you certainly don’t need it. You can also use Agave, Honey or Maple Syrup)
- 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
Protein Option - You are free to add 2 scoops of protein powder to this recipe. If you do this you may want to add 3-4 tbsp of water.
Tip – If your dates are dry or you do not have a high-powdered food processor soaking your dates in water overnight will soften them and make it easier on your machine.
- Place all ingredients into your food processor and blend until larabar consistency (not completely smooth).
- Place ingredients in a bowl and refrigerate for 1 hour (this is a step I do because it makes the mixture less sticky to work with).
- Remove from refrigerator and place dough on a cutting board.
- Taking a piece of saran wrap press dough down and out until you reach larabar thickness.
- Using a knife cut bars into larabar-sized serving.
- Wrap each individual bar in saran warp for quick-to-grab snacks.
- Store in the refrigerator.