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homemade coconut cream pie lara bars


  • 1 2/3 cup almonds
  • 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 2 cups pitted dates
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2-3 tbsp water


  • In large food processor, combine almonds and coconut and process until finely chopped.
  • Add dates, vanilla, salt, and 1 tbsp of the water and process until the mixture starts to stick together, adding more water as needed.
  • Remove from food processor and place onto cutting board.
  • Place a piece of parchment paper or saran wrap on top of the mixture, then roll out with rolling pin to form into a rectangle, about 8x4", about 1/2" thick.
  • Cut into bars. Alternately, you can just roll the mixture into balls, if you prefer.
  • Store in an airtight container in refrigerator.
  • Enjoy!