Pineapple Pecan Cake Homemade Larabars

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May 23, 2012 by RaesOfSunshine

I was sitting at the Shabbos table Friday night when my friend brought out dessert: organic unsweetened dried pineapple slices.

Like any normal person foodie, my first thought when I bit into a slice is this would make an awesome bar.

Now, I can not admit to daydreaming at the dinner table.

but, 

recipe-dreaming…

now that is another story.

Since Friday, I have not been able to get this idea out of my mind.

So,

after a run to the health food store & a day with my food processor,

I give you…

lots of exaggeration

and

Pineapple Pecan Cake Homemade Larabars

Ingredients:

  • 3 dried pineapple rings (approximately 1/4 cup)
  • 1/4 c. raw pecans
  • 1/4 c. medjool dates
  • 1/8 c. warm water

The “How-To”:

Slice the medjool dates in half and take out the pit (check for bugs).

Push the dates back together and place in a bowl with the pineapple rings. Pour over the 1/8 c. warm water. Let soak for at least  5 minutes.

Process the entire mixture in your food processor. *For a less moist bar, drain out liquid.  Add in pecans and process until the mixture forms. Scrape into a bowl, cover airtight, and refrigerate.  Once cool, the mixture will be less sticky.

Roll out and shape with parchment paper.

Look at that texture from the pineapple and pecans!

I formed the mixture into a rectangle and then cut it into half.

Store air-tight (in 2 snack bags) in the refrigerator.

Two moist & delicious pineapple pecan cake bars.

No baking, added-sugar, or flour.

Lots of tangy & sweet flavor.

I guess recipe-dreaming at the table is not that bad ;)

To indulging nutritiously and enjoying Chicago’s 77 degree weather full of raesofsunshine.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 square (half of recipe)
Amount Per Serving: 2 squares
Calories 195
Calories from Fat 88
Total Fat 9.8g
Saturated Fat 0.8g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 1mg
Total Carbohydrates 33.4g
Dietary Fiber 4.0g
Sugars 23.3g
Protein 2.2g
Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 67%
Calcium 3% Iron 4%
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4 thoughts on “Pineapple Pecan Cake Homemade Larabars

  1. This looks FABULOUS!! Will definitely try it when I get a hold of a food processor.

  2. Robyn says:

    Love it Rae! I’m definitely going to try this recipe…who wants to spend all that money on pre-packaged bars?!

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