Pecan Pie Larabars

The only recipe you’ll ever need to make a delicious homemade Pecan Pie Larabar copycat. This healthy, no-bake snack has no artificial sweeteners, zero refined sugar, and is so easy to make in minutes.

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a plate of homemade pecan pie larabars.

Why we love this recipe

It is awesome to have control over the ingredients and ensure that you are using the freshest possible. This is an incredibly easy recipe to make, with minimal steps, simple ingredients, and no cooking or baking involved. These nut bars are a delicious option as a morning treat, afternoon snack, or a healthy indulgence.

They are healthy pantry snacks made with real ingredients. Naturally, vegan, dairy free, gluten-free, and soy free. They are non-gmo and made without grains so this recipe is also paleo friendly. What more could you ask for? 

homemade pecan pie larabars sliced into bars.

Ingredients

  • pecans – use raw and unsalted pecans.
  • almonds – same as above, use raw and unsalted nuts.
  • dates – there are over 200 types of dates! For this recipe, I use pitted medjool dates or deglet noor dates which I buy for a great price at Costco.
  • vanilla extract – this adds a cozy sweet taste. It is optional.
  • fine sea salt – a pinch of salt really brings all the flavors together.
ingredients on a counter.

Equipment

food processorI determined through extensive recipe testing that it’s possible to use a blender if it is a high-powered version like a Blendtec or Vitamix.

Instructions

Step 1 

Start by adding the pecans and almonds to the food processor.

nuts in a food processor.

Step 2

Then pulse the nuts until they are broken down into fine pieces with no large chunks.

pecans and almonds processed into small pieces.

Step 3

Next, add the dates, vanilla, and salt to the nut mixture. Process until a sticky dough starts to form. It should stick together when you pinch it with your fingers.

pecan pie larabar dough being formed.

Step 4

Line a loaf pan with parchment paper and dump the mixture into it. Press firmly, using your fingers or a flat spatula. Make sure it is even and pressed down really well so it will hold together.

dough being pressed into a parchment lined loaf pan.

Step 5

Place the loaf pan in the freezer for about 25 minutes for the mixture to set. Once it is firm, cut it into bars or squares.

homemade pecan pie larabars cut into bars.

Expert tip

Make sure the dates are soft and moist! This makes it so much easier to blend them in the food processor. If your dates are on the harder side, soak them in warm water for about 10 minutes and drain before blending them.

Recipe variations

  • Add a small handful of shredded coconut for a tropical twist.
  • Stir in a few chocolate chips before freezing for a cookie dough flavor.
  • Sprinkle in some warm spices like cinnamon or nutmeg to give them a little bite.

FAQS

Can I make Larabars without a food processor?

While a food processor is the easiest way to achieve the desired texture, you can also use a high-powered blender. Just be cautious and blend in small batches to avoid straining the motor.

How can I adjust the sweetness level in homemade Larabars?

If you prefer sweeter Larabars, you can add a few more dates or a natural sweetener like honey or maple syrup. Alternatively, if you want them less sweet, reduce the number of dates.

Storing and freezing

These bars will get soft at room temperature so it is best to keep them in the refrigerator in an airtight container.

They can be frozen for up to 3 months.  

a plate of homemade pecan pie larabars.

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pecan pie larabars.

Pecan Pie Larabars

Sharon Rhodes
The only recipe you'll ever need to make a delicious homemade Pecan Pie Larabar copycat. This healthy, no-bake snack has no artificial sweeteners, zero refined sugar, and is so easy to make in minutes.
5 from 43 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Freeze 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 10
Calories 183 kcal

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Add the pecans and almonds to a food processor and pulse them until they are broken into fine pieces.
  • Add the dates, vanilla, and salt to the food processor.
  • Process until a sticky, dough-like texture begins to form. The mixture should stick together when pressed between your fingers.
  • Line a loaf pan with parchment paper and press the mixture evenly into the pan. Using a flat spatula helps to firmly flatten the mixture out.
  • Place the pan in the freezer for 15-20 minutes to harden. Then slice into bars or squares.

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Notes

Storing and freezing

These bars will get soft at room temperature so it is best to keep them in the refrigerator in an airtight container.
They can be frozen for up to 3 months.  

Expert tip

Make sure the dates are soft and moist! This makes it so much easier to blend them in the food processor. If your dates are on the harder side, soak them in warm water for about 10 minutes and drain before blending them.

Nutrition

Calories: 183kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 4gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0.002gSodium: 29mgPotassium: 223mgFiber: 3gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 22IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 53mgIron: 1mg
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8 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I love larabars but they’re expensive so I was glad to be able to make these at home! They taste just like the real thing!

  2. 5 stars
    I love the healthy dates in these pecan bars. They were so good, even my kids request them for school.

  3. 5 stars
    Added some shredded coconut on top of our pecan pie larabars and they were sooo good! They were bursting with flavors and so decadent! Must try!

  4. 5 stars
    Lara bars are a favorite of ours and these came out just like them! Such a tasty grab and go snack.

  5. 5 stars
    I just love how these bars turned out! The dates gave them the perfect touch of sweetness, and it was the perfect afternoon pick-me-up. Definitely putting these on the snack rotation.

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