Lära Balls for Toddler (and mom)

Life with a toddler seems to be filled with making food, snacks and more snacks. I try to keep my pantry well stocked so I always have something on hand to grab when we leave to go anywhere.  I have been a fan of Lära Bars for years, and most recently have found myself going through close to one per day. That adds up, and it is also a lot of plastic waste.
I have been experimenting and have recently found a fun way to make them so they aren’t such big portions, and I can store them without having to wrap them individually. The author of the blog, DAMY Health, makes them into little balls so they are like a “cookie”. I found it faster then molding them into a bar shape.  I can store them in his snack containers and they don’t get smashed in the bottom of my diaper bag like before.
Shopping Cart: Almond Cookie
  • 2/3 cup Seedless/Pitted whole Dates
  • 1 cup almonds
  • dash of sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla

Makes about 6 balls or 3 bars.

In a high-powered food processor, grind the nuts into a powder, but not a paste. Remove them from the bowl and grind the dates (make sure all the pits are out!). Then mix together the dates, sea salt, vanilla and nuts into a dough. Form the dough into balls and roll in coconut for fun. Refrigerate until they have hardened and then store them in an air-tight container.



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