Copycat Cherry Pie Larabars

I’m a big lover of Larabars.  They’re a great snack before working out, can tide me over a couple of hours when I’m desperate, and are made with basic ingredients. 

Dried dates are usually the foremost ingredient. My personal favorite flavors include: Cherry Pie, Peanut Butter Cookie, Tropical Fruit Tart, and Apple Pie.

Pitted Dates in Food Processor
How to Make Copycat Cherry Pie Larabars
Copycat Cherry Pie Larabars

Since most Larabars only contain three ingredients, many of which are already in my cupboard, I decided to make my own version to see if it passed the taste test. 

While more sticky (due to the freshness of the ingredients), these homemade Larabars taste uncanningly similar to the real deal Cherry Pie Larabars. 

The recipe possibilities are also endless!  You could add spices, such as cinnamon or nutmeg, as well as tons of other combinations of dried fruits (dried apples, prunes, apricots, currants, and nuts), walnuts, peanuts, hazelnuts.

Copycat Cherry Pie Larabars

Copycat Cherry Pie Larabars

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Copycat Cherry Pie Larabars made with dates, almonds, and dried cherries. Easy, affordable, and nutritious!


  • 14 pitted Medjool dates
  • ¾ cup dried unsweetened cherries
  • cup raw almonds


  • Pulse pitted dates in food processor until it forms a thick, sticky paste. Add dried cherries to the mix and repeat. Add the almonds, pulse several times. Bigger bites of almonds are nice to have throughout the bars. It should form a sticky ball at this point.
  • Lay out sheet of parchment paper and several pieces of plastic wrap to cover the individual bars when finished. Remove paste from processor and spread out into desired thickness onto parchment paper. Place in refrigerator for 30 minutes to 1 hour (this will make them easier to cut) to firm. Cut into desired bar size and shape. Store in the refrigerator.
Serving: 1serving, Calories: 70kcal, Carbohydrates: 12g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 10g