Chocolate Cherry Larabar Bites

Easy Larabar bites based on the Chocolate Chip Cherry Torte flavor! Indulge in your sweet tooth with this naturally sweetened and whole ingredient treat!

bowl of larabar bites with a bite taken out of one

I originally posted this recipe way back in 2016, but decided to give this Larabar recipe a refresh with some new pictures and push it back to the top of your feed because they are oh so good.

There are many things that I love about Larabars:

  • Made with whole ingredients – only nuts, unsweetened fruit and spices!
  • Each bar contains 9 ingredients or less!!
  • Minimally processed!!!

But what good is all of that if they don’t taste great. Right!? Well I am happy to tell you that my take on the Chocolate Chip Cherry Torte flavors tastes DANG good. 

CHOCOLATE CHERRY LARABAR BITES

larabar bites drizzled with melted chocolate

These bites come together in no time at all and have quickly become my favorite pre-workout and afternoon snack!

Let’s chat about the ingredients that make this homemade Larabar recipe my new fave snack:

Dates – Dates are essential in this recipe because they work as a binder, but also have a great sweetness with a low glycemic index. WIN.

Nuts (cashews and almonds) – Nuts serve as the base of this recipe. I opted for the same nuts present in the original Larabar. Plus they offer a great source of healthy fat!

Dried cherries – Again you need dried cherries if you are making cherry Larabar bites and my favorite place to pick them up is Trader Joe’s.

Chocolate Chips – Chocolate is key for these bites! I eliminate dairy whenever I can, so I always buy the Enjoy Life dairy-free chips!

Salt – Because salty-sweet treats are everything.

bowl of chocolate cherry larabar bites

In addition to the minimal ingredient list, all you need is a food processor or high powdered blender to whip these bites up! They are a simple sweet treat with an even easier recipe!

  1. Place dates in a bowl with warm water, soak for at least 15 minutes to soften.
  2. Place almonds and cashews in a food processor and pulse until the nuts are finely ground, resembling a flour.
  3. Drain dates from the water and place into the bowl of the food processor along with the dried cherries and salt. Pulse to combine, scraping down the sides as needed.
  4. Add in the chocolate chips and pulse a few times. You want the chips to break down somewhat, but not completely.
  5. Using a cookie scoop, scoop mixture into hands and form into balls.
  6. If adding the chocolate drizzle, melt chocolate chips in the microwave with a little coconut oil until melted. Drizzle on Larabar bites and sprinkle with sea salt.
  7. Place in the freezer for 10 minutes to set. And store in the fridge or freezer until ready to eat.

close up of chocolate drizzled larabar bites with salt sprinkles

You are seriously going to love these! And if you are looking for other Larabar recipes, make sure to check out my Homemade Lemon Larabar Bites (my favorite Larabar knockoff!), 3 Ingredient Brownie Bites, and my Whole30 approved Golden Raisin Cashew Energy Bites!

close up of larabar bites drizzled with melted chocolate and sprinkled with sea salt

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Chocolate Cherry Larabar Bites

  • Author: Ellie
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Yield: 24 bites 1x
  • Category: Snack, Dessert
  • Method: Food Processor

Description

Easy Larabar bites based on the Chocolate Chip Cherry Torte flavor! Indulge in your sweet tooth with this naturally sweetened and whole ingredient treat!


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Ingredients

  • 1 cup dates, soaked
  • 1 cup almonds
  • 1 cup cashews
  • 1 cup dried cherries
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips (I like Enjoy Life Dairy Free chocolate chips!)
  • 1 teaspoon salt*
  • Optional: 1/8 cup chocolate chips, for the drizzle, and sea salt

Instructions

  1. Place dates in a bowl with warm water, soak for at least 15 minutes to soften.
  2. Place almonds and cashews in a food processor and pulse until the nuts are finely ground, resembling a flour.
  3. Drain dates from the water and place into the bowl of the food processor along with the dried cherries and salt. Pulse to combine, scraping down the sides as needed.
  4. Add in the chocolate chips and pulse a few times. You want the chips to break down somewhat, but not completely.
  5. Using a cookie scoop, scoop mixture into hands and form into balls.
  6. If adding the chocolate drizzle, melt chocolate chips in the microwave with a little coconut oil until melted. Drizzle on Larabar bites and sprinkle with sea salt.
  7. Place in the freezer for 10 minutes to set. And store in the fridge or freezer until ready to eat.


Notes

Feel free to omit salt if you are using salted almonds or cashews.

Keywords: snack, energy bites, Larabar, easy recipe

bowl of larabar bites with a bite taken out of one

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14 thoughts on “Chocolate Cherry Larabar Bites

    1. Ellie | Hungry by Nature Post author

      Super easy to make! And super easy to eat 🙂 I hope you like them as much as I do!

      Reply
    1. Ellie | Hungry by Nature Post author

      You’ll gobble these up so fast, you won’t even need to keep them in the fridge!

      Reply
    1. Ellie | Hungry by Nature Post author

      Please do, and let me know what you think! I just checked out your blog – you have some killer workouts on there. I really struggle with creating my own workouts and live by group fitness classes, but I cannot wait to try your 14 minute INSANE butt and arm workout!

      Reply
  1. Caitlin

    Everything about this looks absolutely amazing! Plus they’re so easy to make (my favorite kind of recipe)! Love a recipe that’s healthy but tastes sinful!

    Reply
  2. Mikaela Cowles

    My husband’s a type one diabetic and we’re always on the lookout for healthy sweets he can eat when his sugar goes low. He seems to do way better with real sugar (fruits and the like) rather than processed sugar. This looks like it would be great. I’m curious though, do you know how long they last in a sealed container? I’d think they’d be good for a hot minute as long as you didn’t let them dry out.

    Reply
    1. Ellie | Hungry by Nature Post author

      Mikaela – these would be great for your husband! I usually keep mine in the fridge and they will definitely last for a few weeks… if you haven’t gobbled them up by then!

      Reply
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