Cherry Vanilla Power Bars

These 6-ingredient Cherry Vanilla Power Bars are a fabulously healthy snack. Because they’re a great source of energy, we like to take them on long walks and hikes, or as a healthy team snack when the boys have sporting events. They also pack very well for travel!

Because they contain so few ingredients, just almonds, flax, cherries, cranberries, vanilla stevia, and water, you can whip up Cherry Vanilla Power Bars in a few minutes. Fans tell me that they love my recipes because they couldn’t be easier! Life is complicated, that’s why I keep my recipes simple!

I use far more nuts and flax than fruit in this healthy power bar recipe in order to reduce the sugar content. Still, the amazing flavors of cherry and vanilla shine through in this no-fuss snack bar. We think this Cherry Vanilla Power Bar recipe is a fantastic homemade Larabar recipe. We also love that this paleo snack does not require any baking. It’s great for those hot summer days when you simply can’t bring yourself to turn on the oven!

Cherry Vanilla Power Bars

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Servings 12 bars



  • Place almonds, flax, cherries, cranberries, and stevia in food processor
  • Pulse until well ground, then pulse in water until mixture begins to form a ball
  • Serve
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
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Lately, we’ve been making a lot of my paleo vegan recipes. Yes, if you can believe it, such a thing exists! Here are some of my other no-bake paleo vegan recipes:


74 responses to “Cherry Vanilla Power Bars”

  1. I started a gluten free diet because of a recent diagnosis of MS, at first I agonized on how to replace my favourite meals with gluten free alternatives. Then I found your site, and have embraced a new way of eating. My teenage daughter started eating gluten free with me and found that it eliminated issues that she was having with a “bad gut.” Huge bonus that out whole family is eating way healthier..and feeling great!

  2. Made these and love them. They were a bit crumbly so I put them back into the processor until they were thicker. These are awesome/ We are so blessed to have elana in our lives…

  3. These are awesome! I love not having to bake them! I added a few things: 1 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp salt to bring out flavors, 1/2 tsp vanilla since I didn’t have the sweetener, 2 tsp agave. I will be making these a lot and swapping in flax/oats/coconut for some of the almonds. Also, I did not have all the almonds called for so I used about half walnuts which was yummy. Thanks for sharing this!

  4. I made my first batch yesterday and they are awesome. I will be eating these power bars for snacks on a consistent basis. Thank you!

  5. What & how much do I substitute the stevia vanilla creme? Stevia are rare here and I’ve been using granulated Splenda (sweeterner) in place of recipes calling for stevia them. Thanks

  6. I love this recipe! Bars are a go-to for me – I try to keep at least one in my bag at all times so if I need a snack or light meal while I’m out I can stay gluten free.

  7. I have made these twice and have given them my family’s twist. I make them into 2-inch balls. I also sub chia seed meal for the flax (just a bit less than 1/3 cup), reserving 1 T of it, which I mix with the 3 T of water, let it sit for 5 mins until it is goopy, then I mix it in with the rest and it serves as an excellent binder. After I mix it up and form into balls, I bake it at 350 for 12 mins which gives it a nice toasted flavor on the outside.

    Also, today I had to make-do without the vanilla creme stevia and use regular liquid stevia and add 1 t vanilla extract. My boys love these things!

    Thanks, Elana!

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