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Apple Pie Bites

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I’m always wanting to try new Larabar wannabes. As I’ve mentioned before, I’m not a huge fan of the store-bought brand, but caved one day out of hunger and grabbed an Apple Pie Larabar. I actually liked it and decided I could make it at home. So I did, duh. And by making them at home, I can control the appley, cinnamony flavor to my preference. Because cinnamon is awesome and should be used in everything.

Apple Pie Bites

Apple Pie Bites

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes


  • 1 cup Pecans
  • 1/2 cup Raw Almonds
  • 1-1/2 cups Medjool Dates, about 10-12 dates, pitted
  • 3/4 cup Dried Soft Apple Rings, no sugar added, not apple chips
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
  • Pinch Sea Salt


  1. Combine all ingredients (except water), in the order listed, in the bowl of a food processor.
  2. Process until mixture resembles coarse gravel.
  3. While the processor is running, add a thin stream of water, about 1 tsp, maybe less depending on the moistness of your dates.
  4. Stop the processor and check the mixture inside. If it sticks together when you smush it, then you've got the right consistency. If it's still crumbly, add more water. You don't want to add too much water because the bites will be too sticky.
  5. When you've got the right consistency, roll mixture into tablespoon-size balls. Yield varies depending on how much you eat while you're rolling them.
  6. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for a week or so, if they last that long.

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Friday 6th of January 2017

Made these apple bites directly after I made your fabulous brownie bites. These are right on! Thank youn


Monday 22nd of August 2016

Do these and your brownie bites freeze well?

Tammi Coleman

Sunday 27th of September 2015

Do they freeze well?


Tuesday 9th of September 2014

These were delicious! My kids (2 and 6) loved them, along with your brownie bites! :) I added about a 1/2 cup more apples, a dash of nutmeg, and a 1/2 tsp vanilla. You have wonderful recipes, thank you!!


Saturday 18th of May 2013

I just tried making larabar-type brownies in my brand new blendtec today. I had some issues. What jar were you using? Just curious. TIA!


Sunday 19th of May 2013

I have the Wildside jar, which is the biggest, so making small batches in it can sometimes be a hassle. I made 2 batches of date bars yesterday and one gave me trouble while the other worked perfectly. I think it may have to do with the quality of the dates as well, I had two different brands and the lower quality brand gave me a hard time. If it doesn't go right the first time, I'll just scrape the mixture to the center and keep working/blending it until it's done. It can be hit or miss with small, thick batches like the copycat Larabars. I would like to get the Twister jar, I think that would handle the date bar recipes MUCH better.

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