Cranberry Coconut Power Bars

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This incredible nut-free power bar recipe is made with just 7 healthy ingredients. Better yet? Paleo Cranberry Coconut Power Bars are also gluten-free and grain-free. Eat them after you go to your CrossFit workout, or if you’re more of a middle aged woman such as myself who prefers sleep to exercise, eat them after a long walk in the foothills, or a restorative yoga class.

I’m using Steve’s unsweetened dried cranberries for this recipe, which is based upon my Cherry Vanilla Power Bar recipe. I came to know Steve this past spring and have become a fan since we first met (via email). Of course it is not surprising that an Italian in New Jersey and a New York Jew would have affinity for one another. Steve is an astute businessman, supporting exercise and fitness for lower income children and underprivileged youth –who’s not a fan of that?! Steve is candid, smart and dedicated –what more need I say.

Here’s that Paleo Power Bar recipe for those of you who are tough (the CrossFitters) and those of you who are more mellow about your exercise (like myself).

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Serves:
25bars
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  1. In a food processor, pulse together hemp, flax, and cranberries
  2. Pulse in coconut butter, shredded coconut, salt and stevia
  3. Press mixture into an 8 x 8 inch baking dish
  4. Refrigerate for 2 hours until firm
  5. Serve

Store these nut-free power bars in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

What is your favorite form of exercise? Do you CrossFit? Would you lose sleep to workout? Leave a comment and let me know. I know a bunch about your food likes and habits, and now I’m curious about your activity levels…or lack thereof ;-)

Here are some of my other homemade paleo power bar recipes:

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59 responses to “Cranberry Coconut Power Bars”

  1. Hi Elana, would it matter if I used coconut oil instead of the butter? Since it’s going to be melted anyway?
    I just made them and I only had coconut oil – guess I will find out in a while!

  2. I made these using pepitas rather than hemp seeds, a small handful of dried apricots rather than the cranberries and added a tblsp of coconut oil. Flattened it out in a pyrex lined with parchment paper and sprinkled it with coconut sugar (omitted the stevia) stuck it in the freezer. Super yummy! Thanks for getting me started!!! :)

  3. Found these tasty but crumbly. Thought they might work best shaped into little balls, so I tried that yesterday. It was tricky to shape the balls, but once they were refrigerated – they hung together well and were perfect delicious bites of energy. I recommend “Cranberry Coconut Power Balls” rather than “bar.”

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