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Posted by: Spring, Tuesday, February 28, 2012, 6:44am
Here is something for all you Lara Bar fans: http://www.damyhealth.com/2011/03/how-to-make-homemade-lara-bars/
Posted by: Dianne, Tuesday, February 28, 2012, 12:46pm; Reply: 1
Oh, yum! Been wanting a recipe for these for some time. Thank you, thank you, thank you for this!  :)
Posted by: Lola, Tuesday, February 28, 2012, 3:17pm; Reply: 2
for those who can t have dates can use reconstituted dried figs
I enjoy soaking these in green tea nights.....discard the excess liquid
or use in another bread or other recipe
Posted by: Drea, Tuesday, February 28, 2012, 3:48pm; Reply: 3
Quoted from Spring
Here is something for all you Lara Bar fans: http://www.damyhealth.com/2011/03/how-to-make-homemade-lara-bars/


Thank you, Spring! :D
Posted by: SquarePeg, Tuesday, February 28, 2012, 6:38pm; Reply: 4
I wouldn't mind making Unibars.  ;)

Or Tanka bars
Posted by: 14442 (Guest), Tuesday, February 28, 2012, 9:43pm; Reply: 5
Lara bars are so high in carbs.
Posted by: Victoria, Tuesday, February 28, 2012, 9:56pm; Reply: 6
Quoted from SquarePeg
I wouldn't mind making Unibars.  ;)

Or Tanka bars


If anyone comes up with a Tanka recipe without sugar, I'd love to have a copy!  :)

bison and cranberries - main ingredients
Posted by: Brighid45, Wednesday, February 29, 2012, 12:57am; Reply: 7
Victoria, it sounds like Tanka bars are basically pemmican:

http://www.wildernesscollege.com/pemmican-recipes.html

If you don't do honey, I'd think agave, veg glycerin or maybe a concentrate like blueberry, pomegranate or cranberry would work.

I might try this myself! :D
Posted by: Brighid45, Wednesday, February 29, 2012, 1:02am; Reply: 8
Thank you for the Lara Bar recipe Spring! I love them but don't eat them because of the avoid ingredients. I'll have to do some substitutions and give this a try.
Posted by: Spring, Wednesday, February 29, 2012, 1:23am; Reply: 9
Well, Sahara, I think it would be pretty much a given that anyone who likes and eats Lara Bars is well aware that they contain carbs.  ;D The reason I posted the link is because there are about a zillion variations that a person could easily use to lower the carb count. It seems pretty obvious that you could just about make something pretty good out of anything that you can get to stick together! I eat Unibars - myself about a fifth of one at a time! Satisfies me perfectly! But I think I will make some of those Lara protein balls. Be neat to have those around too, for a change. Anything that someone posts to get us thinking, thinking, thinking about how we can sail our own ship with less cost or less garbage is my cup of tea!!
Posted by: Lin, Wednesday, February 29, 2012, 5:41pm; Reply: 10
Spring,
Fantastic! I love lara bars and have kept thinking I should try to make them as I could easily eat one a day.
I'm going to try these recipes out.
thanks, Lin
Posted by: Victoria, Wednesday, February 29, 2012, 8:15pm; Reply: 11
Quoted from Brighid45
Victoria, it sounds like Tanka bars are basically pemmican:

http://www.wildernesscollege.com/pemmican-recipes.html

If you don't do honey, I'd think agave, veg glycerin or maybe a concentrate like blueberry, pomegranate or cranberry would work.

I might try this myself! :D


Sounds good, Brig!  I might use less fat, since I'm not trying to survive in a snow shelter.  ;)  
Posted by: Spring, Wednesday, February 29, 2012, 8:52pm; Reply: 12
You are welcome, Lin! And everyone else!(smile)
Posted by: Mother, Wednesday, February 29, 2012, 8:58pm; Reply: 13
That's hilarious Spring! I do the same thing, using 1/5th as a dessert! Tides me over quite well, not to mention economical!
Posted by: Dianne, Wednesday, February 29, 2012, 9:40pm; Reply: 14
Quoted from Spring
Anything that someone posts to get us thinking, thinking, thinking about how we can sail our own ship with less cost or less garbage is my cup of tea!!


I have a huge pail of rice bran from raw food cooking days that would be great to incorporate into these bars. One can also use cranberries and thus less figs/date/apricots. As for myself, it would not be something that I would eat on a daily basis, but when you are out and about, always great to have with you.

Sometimes I grind some eight/ten almonds in a coffee grinder, put that into a small bowl, with some chicory fiber, dried blueberries and flax oil, some genmaicha (roasted brown rice) for some crunch & flavour as a mid afternoon snack, of course, followed by a cup of green tea. I've been known to take this out with me as well along with a spoon in my purse.  ;D  (almonds are good for acid reflux, Edgar Cayce remedy states that a few almonds a day would help prevent tumours)! :o
Posted by: Spring, Wednesday, February 29, 2012, 10:28pm; Reply: 15
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Sometimes I grind some eight/ten almonds in a coffee grinder, put that into a small bowl, with some chicory fiber, dried blueberries and flax oil, some genmaicha (roasted brown rice) for some crunch & flavour as a mid afternoon snack, of course, followed by a cup of green tea. I've been known to take this out with me as well along with a spoon in my purse.    (almonds are good for acid reflux, Edgar Cayce remedy states that a few almonds a day would help prevent tumours)!

You see! That thinking cap has busy for a long time!(woot)
Posted by: Brighid45, Wednesday, February 29, 2012, 10:47pm; Reply: 16
Victoria, I think you could get away with using just enough fat to make something a bit like granola in shape and size, sort of loose chunks (which is what the pemmican I've eaten was like).
Posted by: Chloe, Wednesday, February 29, 2012, 10:50pm; Reply: 17
I made some Lara bars today...Used a mixture of dried fruit (dates, figs, cherries, apricots, figs)...a little carob powder, nuts (walnuts, almonds) vanilla, cinnamon and some puffed millet.....They came out great as far as simulating a Lara bar.....just way too sweet.  I'm used to eating fresh fruit and it's mostly berries...Concentrated dried fruits were W A Y over-the-top too sweet for me!  I'd have to really be craving sugar to eat very much of this. Instead of making bars, I just pressed mixture into a
flat container....and can spoon out a few tsps at a time...
Posted by: Victoria, Thursday, March 1, 2012, 12:37am; Reply: 18
Quoted from Brighid45
Victoria, I think you could get away with using just enough fat to make something a bit like granola in shape and size, sort of loose chunks (which is what the pemmican I've eaten was like).


Sounds good to me.  I like the idea of this instead of jerky, which is often hard for me to chew.  And the meal bars with just dried fruit and nuts are too high in sugar for my taste.  I stopped eating dried fruit a couple of years ago, but could see it being just right in small amounts, with the dehydrated meat.
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