Cranberry Coconut Power Bars

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).

Cranberry Coconut Power Bars

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Servings 25 bars



  • In a food processor, pulse together hemp, flax, and cranberries
  • Pulse in coconut butter, shredded coconut, salt and stevia
  • Press mixture into an 8 x 8 inch baking dish
  • Refrigerate for 2 hours until firm
  • Serve
Prep Time 10 mins
Fridge Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hrs 10 mins
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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:


61 responses to “Cranberry Coconut Power Bars”

  1. I stay pretty active, but not so much formal exercise. I walk about 5 miles a day in the process of getting to/from work, and then I am the person who always takes the stairs, walks or bikes for small errands rather than using the car, etc.

    I do also do about 20 minutes of something more intense (usually bodyweight exercises interspersed with jumping jacks or running in place) several times a week, which I’ve noticed has really helped with building muscle definition in my arms! I usually eat dinner right after that though, so I think I’ll be saving these bars as a possible hiking/backpacking snack recipe!

  2. I did karate for 14 years but I’ve taken a break from it lately. Now it’s all yoga, running, pilates, and recently started CrossFitting once a week. I love CF but it would be too much intensity more often than that, I think.

  3. My favorite definitely is Zumba 3-4 times a week. I also do TRX, body sculpting, cycling outdoors, swimming in and out a spinning.

  4. A year ago I’d have said I wasn’t an exerciser but with the big 50 looming and the 5 lb per year weight gain I knew things had to change. 37 pounds lighter and feeling great. Giving up glueten and 30 to 60 min of cardio 4 times per week did the trick. A coworker suggested your blog and the recipes have been most helpful. I love to cook and have a big garden so the experimentation is great fun. Thanks!

  5. I’ve also slowed down now that I’m in my forties and on paleo. Although I can still handle cardio, i somehow don’t crave it as much. I love things like yoga, ballet, and any form of stretching exercise, but do thrive on a run / walk once a week.

  6. I enjoy your recipes and try quite a few. For the Cranberry-Coconut Bars, for instance, could you give an alternative to stevia,i.e. some quantity of agave syrup or maple syrup or honey? This would allow me to try any of your sweet things.

    Thank you,

    • Hi Bev, I haven’t tried that so not sure. The only way to know is to experiment! If you do please stop back by and let us know how it goes :-)

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