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When you need a quick pre or post workout snack on the go, a healthy granola bar makes a perfect snack.  There are lots of options at the grocery store, but they can be expensive, are often full of chemicals, or contain more sugar than a candy bar!

One of my favorite brands has always been Larabar because they’re all natural – made with just dried fruits and nuts!  Only trouble is, the price adds up, especially if you’ve got a family, as these bars cost more than a dollar each.

However, never fear! These type of dried fruit and nut bars are possible to make at home – and they’re super easy!

Here are 7 awesome recipes to make these high protein granola bars at home!  These recipes are all natural, totally gluten free, dairy free, sugar free, vegan and in many cases totally raw!

Dried Fruit and Nut Bars by

dried fruit and nut bar recipePacked full of nutrients and totally gluten and dairy free, these fruit and nut bars or balls are the perfect snack.  They’re made with almonds, walnuts, figs, dates, apricot and goji berries.  Lemon zest gives these a little tangy bite.  Coconut oil helps hold things together and is fabulous for weight loss.

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Homemade Coconut Cream Pie Lara Bars by

homemade coconut cream pie lara bar recipeSuper simple, these super tasty bars are made with almonds (or mix almonds with cashews if you prefer), dates, shredded coconut and coconut oil.  Nothing more!  Doesn’t get any more natural than that, and these are SO tasty!

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 Banana Bread Larabar by

banana bread larabar recipe You can make these bars using dates, bananas and almonds.  The bananas have to be cooked in advance to dry them out.  Then you simply food process the ingredients and shape the bars!  Super easy.

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Hot Fudge Brownie Larabars by

hot fudge brownie larabar recipeIf you’re looking for a healthy, sugar free chocolatey treat, these will satisfy your craving!  They don’t need sugar or even ‘natural’ sweeteners because the dates do the job!  Made with walnuts and dates and flavored with vanilla, cocoa powder, salt and add chocolate chips (or cacao nibs) if you like!

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Homemade Chocolate Hazelnut Larabars by

homemade chocolate hazelnut larabar recipeIf you’re looking to switch things up a bit, hazelnuts have a nice toasty, nutty flavor that you’ll enjoy.  These are made with dates, almonds, hazelnuts, cocoa powder and a bit of dark chocolate.  You can wrap these individually and store in the freezer!

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Blueberry Muffin Larabars by

homemade blueberry muffin granola bar recipeThis recipe is made with dried blueberries dates and cashews, and are flavored with vanilla bean and some grated lemon zest.  These are perfect for packing with you on the go – to take to work, to the gym or on a hiking or camping trip!

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Homemade Peanut Butter Date Balls by Lusaorganics

homemade date bars recipeSuper easy to make and customizable.   Simply choose nuts, choose a nut butter, and choose dried fruit.  Add in some dates, throw it in a food processor and you’re on your way to some tasty portable treats!  She gives some nut/fruit combinations to make different bar flavors like peanut butter cookie, cherry pecan, chili chocolate and cashew goji.  Yum!

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MORE Protein and Granola Bar Recipes

homemade granola and protein barsCheck out this previous post if you’re looking for even more healthy protein bar and granola bar recipes.

We’ve also got a great post on recipes you can make at home using protein powder!

Finally, be sure to visit us on Pinterest and check out all of our awesome healthy recipe boards for healthy breakfasts, sugar free treats and tons of great smoothies!

At Athlean-XX for Women, we’re all about healthy nutrition because it helps us lose weight and have energy for our tough workouts!  Our nutrition plan recommends combining proteins and slow-burning carbohydrates at every meal and snack to help keep you feeling full.  In fact, the Athlean-XX for Women nutrition plan is anything but a diet – we actually recommend you eat more – 5 – 6 times per day!  This type of diet will help turn your metabolism into a fat burning machine – when combined with our killer 30 minute workouts.  Yes, with Athlean-XX for Women, eat more, exercise shorter but harder and weigh less!  Join us on Team Athlean to start your lifestyle makeover now!

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