Copycat Chocolate Hazelnut Larabars

copycat chocolate hazelnut larabars

One of my most popular recipes is the raw/vegan chocolate cake I made last Summer, and every time someone new comments on the post or makes it for themselves and blogs their own mouth-watering photos(I’m looking at you, Texanerin) it makes me want it again.

Well, cake every week is a bit much, even if it’s raw and vegan. But as soon as I finished eating my chocolate chip peanut butter “Larabars” I was thinking of what flavor I could make next, and chocolate hazelnut seemed like the perfect answer.

copycat chocolate hazelnut larabars stack

These are definitely healthy enough to have every day but also can easily satisfy a candy craving. You can use raw or roasted hazelnuts, skin on or off. Roasted will definitely have a nuttier and stronger flavor. To make them truly raw, use cacao nibs in place of the chocolate chips. 

Copycat Chocolate Hazelnut Larabars

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 0 minutes

Ingredients(Makes about 7 bars):

  • 8oz(about 2 cups) pitted dates
  • 3/4 cup hazelnuts
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips

copycat chocolate hazelnut larabars yield


  1. In a food processor, blend the dates until they clump together and form a sticky dough ball.
  2. Add the hazelnuts and salt into the food processor and pulse until the nuts are broken into a coarse flour.
  3. Transfer all the contents of the food processor into a large bowl with the chocolate chips and massage by hand until the hazelnut pieces and chocolate chips are completely mixed into the dates.
  4. Form the dough into equal-sized bars, squares, or balls. Store in the refrigerator until ready to eat.

copycat chocolate hazelnut larabars bars

OK, it’s no raw chocolate cake with avocado buttercream, but it will definitely satisfy a late-night sweet tooth.

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5 Responses to Copycat Chocolate Hazelnut Larabars
  1. Christine (The Raw Project)
    September 3, 2012 | 10:57 am

    Yum, these look wonderfully simple and delicious – thanks!

  2. Michelle
    September 3, 2012 | 7:48 pm

    Thank you! I just made these (I happened to have all the ingredients on hand 🙂 ) and they are delicious. Even my picky nine year old gave them a thumbs up!

  3. ally
    September 4, 2012 | 11:54 am

    i have been so tempted to try raw bars – it’s about time! i’m going to give this recipe a go, thanks for sharing!

  4. Liz
    September 22, 2012 | 9:58 am

    Mmmm, these look awesome. I’ve just rediscovered my date obsession and this looks perfect for that!

  5. Lily
    September 28, 2012 | 1:53 pm

    Had all of these on hand and just whipped up a batch! Such a great find! Will definitely be snacking on these in the future. Thanks!