I’ve been needing a good pick me up and (this is terribly ironic) raisins are supposed to be great for that. I’ve made this with both dates and raisins and I like the dates better, but they’re more expensive and we didn’t have any when I made these. So these have raisins. And they’re good. (How did that taste coming out of my mouth? *like raisins* Sorry, I couldn’t resist) Most Larabar recipes call for more than nuts than fruit, but I like the softer texture I get from having more fruit, although they don’t travel as well. So, if you’re in the mood, up the hazelnuts and the Larabars will be stiffer and easier to hold. The cocoa powder, peanut butter, and hazelnuts disguise the raisin flavor and it tastes like chocolate Larabars. There is texture from the oats and nuttiness from the peanut butter and the hazelnuts. A flavor and texture combo that even a raisin free person like me will enjoy.
1 cup raisins
This is the fudgy, brownie like counterpart to these Larabars: