Cherry-Almond Power Bars Recipe

Cherry-Almond Power Bars Recipe

No need to avert your eyes, resolution-keepers… today’s sweet treat is made for you! Jess here, and these healthy cherry-almond bars will energize your mind and body while satisfying your sweet tooth. Total win-win. For breakfast, an afternoon snack or even a post-workout nosh, these bars are going to be your new favorite fix. I picked up dried cherries and cranberries (that I sweetened with apple juice) and slivered almonds from the bulk section of my grocery store and turned my usual trail mix into bar form. The cherries and cranberries act as a binder, removing the need to even turn on an oven, and the health factor was bumped up even more by adding some nutty Happy Hemp seeds. What’s better than a recipe that comes together in a snap?

Cherry-Almond Power Bars Recipe


THE RECIPE

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 ½ cups unblanched slivered almonds
  • 1/3 cup flaxseed meal
  • 2/3 cup dried cherries
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 2-3 tablespoon raw hemp seeds (optional)
  • 8 drops liquid stevia
  • 1 pinch of sea salt
  • 2 tablespoon water



INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Place almonds, flax meal, cherries, cranberries, hemp seeds, stevia and salt in food processor
  2. Pulse until ground and then pulse in water until the mixture begins to form a solid ball.
  3. Press mixture firmly into an 8 x 8 inch baking dish, lined with wax paper.
  4. Slice into bars and serve.


This recipe and image adapted from: camillestyles.com

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