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Copycat Cashew Cookie Larabar

I am a huge snacker so these no bake bars are right up my alley. I am not one of those people who can just eat three meals a day with no snacks in between or I turn into a hanger monster haha. The problem is constantly eating bars gets pricey. Making them at home can be kind of tricky sometimes but not these bars! Made with only 5 ingredients, paleo, gluten free, vegan, and whole30. This copycat cashew cookie larabar recipe are the perfect snack to have on hand.

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I probably ate a larabar every other day back in college because they’re so tasty and have so many delicious flavors. Recreating these at home was so fun because I got to test them a few different times and always have some on hand haha. They’re naturally sweetened from dates so they have no added sugar. I added a tiny bit of salt and vanilla to give them more of that cookie taste as well.

Recipe Tips:

This recipe is pretty straight forward but my biggest tip would be using the biggest food processor you can. I haven’t tested these in a blender but if you only have that option, I would recommend soaking the cashews and dates beforehand for a few hours to soften them up. That will allow them to blend easier.

Recipe Steps:

First, you’ll chop your dates and add them to a food processor

Pulse the dates until a nice paste like texture has formed. It shouldn’t take long, about 30 seconds.

Remove the dates from the food processor. Use a spatula to remove it from the food processor. Add the cashews in next.

Pulse the cashews for about 30 seconds, until they’re chopped up.

Add the cashews into a bowl with the dates then add the rest of the ingredients. Mix together well with a spatula until a batter forms. Press into a pan lined with parchment paper and place in the freezer for 1 hour.

Remove from the freezer and slice into about 8 bars.

Store in the fridge or the freezer! Hope you enjoy this copycat cashew cookie larabar recipe as much as we have over here.

cashew cookie larabars on a white plate

Other Meal Prep Breakfast Options:

Healthy Meal Prep Breakfast

Vanilla Blueberry Oatmeal Cups

Paleo Chocolate Donuts

Copycat Cashew Cookie Larabar

These copycat cashew cookie larabars are paleo, gluten free, whole30 approved, vegan, and no bake. The perfect whole30 breakfast or snack to have on hand. #paleo #whole30recipes #whole30breakfast #veganbreakfast

cashew cookie larabars on a white plate


15 Medjool Dates (pitted) 

1 cup cashews
1/4 cup cashew butter 
1 tsp vanilla 
1/4 tsp sea salt


1- in a food processor, add the chopped and pitted dates and blend together until they form a paste. Remove and put into a mixing bowl.
2- add the cashews and mix until they’re finely chopped. Add in with the mashed dates
3- add the cashew butter, vanilla, and sea salt into the bowl as well
4- mix together well with a spatula
5- line a brownie pan (any size works, just depends on how think you want the bars. I used an 8×8 square) with parchment paper
6- take the batter and press it into the pan, use your hands to even it out across the pan
7- place in the freezer 1 hour
8- remove and slice
9- you can store in the fridge or freezer. In the freezer they last longer!

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cashew cookie larabars on a white plate