I LOVE cookie dough.
I love cookie dough more than actual cookies.
I make cookies just so I can eat the cookie dough.
But, the new Paleo diet I’m only doesn’t allow cookie dough…or cookies. Sniff…
So the next best thing is the Cookie Dough Lara Bar, which is one of the only nutrition bars that is Paleo friendly because it’s made purely of nuts and fruit, without wheat, grains or oats.
Lara bars are good, but I prefer FRESH food made from home than a box. I also love experimenting in the kitchen, so I made my own healthy cookie dough Lara bars. These are easy, require very little ingredients and can be made in seconds. Not only are these cheaper than Lara Bars, but I think they taste better.
- 1/4 cup cashews (I used raw, unsalted cashews)
- 2/3 cup dates
- dash salt
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 Tbsp. dark chocolate chips
Blend the cashews, dates, vanilla and salt together in a blender or food processor. I used my Ninja Blender and it worked great. Add the chocolate chips. Roll into balls or cut into bars and refriderate. That’s it!
Give it a try and let me know what you think. Do you have any nutrition bar recipes? I would love to hear from you!