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. Love this recipe, I bookmarked it for later and am going to try it out tonight. Where do I find hemp seeds?

    • Hi Karen, the items I use for the bars (including hemp seeds) are shown when clicking on the green text in the ingredients portion of the recipe. Hope you enjoy them!

  2. Hi! I’m in love with your website! I’ve been one month in paleo diet and it feels very good. I want to have more different snacks so I want to try this bars so one question: do you think I could use coconut oil instead of butter? Thanks! from Spain!

  3. I made this slice today. Yum! Yes, I found it a little dry, but this was possibly because I made my own Cocont Butter which was a little dry also. I just drizzled the top with coconut oil until it looked moist enough. Good Paleo recipe for a snack.

  4. Are there any substitution for the flax meal? I am doing the AIP diet and it does not allow for grains,nuts or legumes. Thanks!

    • Tanya, I haven’t tried substituting another ingredient for the flax meal, if you do please let us know how it goes.

  5. This looks sooooo tasty!

    I am a BeachBody girl. I do Turbofire, Les Mills Combat, and P90X as well as the occasional Zumba class or Insanity workout.

    I’m going to look into this coconut butter stuff… I don’t think I’ve had any before…

  6. I run stadium stairs at the “The Swamp.” Which is the UF Gator football stadium and it is a swamp in the 95* heat and 76% humidity. I was a former amateur bodybuilder and after sooooo much cancer I toned down the weight lifting and I do an hour work out on the total gym on days that I don’t run stadiums. I run a research lab in Gastroenterology and devote my time to finding out why the intestinal tight junctions break with the addition of allergens. Pollen-food syndrome in other words. Hope to be publishing the data and pretty pictures soon. :)

    I love your recipes Elana and I have the utmost respect for you. Please keep posting your outstanding recipes. AM

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