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The Perfect Bite :: Cherry-Almond Power Bars

January 31st, 2013

Cherry Power Bar Recipe | Forgiving Martha for Camille Styles

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 Power Bar Recipe | Forgiving Martha for Camille Styles

Cherry-Almond Power Bars

*makes 8 large bars

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.

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21 Comments under :: The Perfect Bite :: Cherry-Almond Power Bars
  1. These look so delicious! Need to try them out!

    xx Olga
    La Petite Olga

  2. Chanel Dror says:

    Dear Jess, please make more of these. Sincerely, Lazy.

  3. This is genius! I love how easy this recipe is, and that there’s no need to turn on the oven! Thank you so much for sharing this, Jess!

    xx Ivana
    Macarons and Pearls

  4. Jenn Arndt says:

    These sound fantastic and I can’t wait til tomorrow to get the ingredients and put some together! Do you have a nutritional breakdown by any chance?

    • Jess says:

      Oh, exciting! I hope you’ll let me know how they turn out, Jenn! I don’t have the nutritional info, but assuming they’re cut in a similar size to Larabars, I think it would be comparable. I hope that helps!

  5. neely wang says:

    These look really good — almost like a homemade larabar! Love that it’s raw, too!

  6. These look delicious! I can’t wait to have a kitchen so I can try them myself!!

    The Livable Art

  7. kelly says:

    i made these and they are so good! I think the packaging is great for V-day! I was thinking of making them for my kids teachers who are like healthy items. Would you think it would be good to dip one side in chocolate? If so what chocolate?

  8. These look so perfect! I love to have bars like this around so I can throw them in the kids’ lunches or pack them up for the park, or grab them on my way out the door. Can’t wait to try them!

  9. Maureen says:

    Looks awesome… any substitutes for the liquid stevia? Maybe honey? Thanks.

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  11. sarazop says:

    I just made these and I did use honey, I most of added too much water because mine our sticky and not something you would want to take with you! Maybe a combo of the honey and too much water??

  12. Vanessa Lipp says:

    Can u please tell me if these r gluten-free? Thank u

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  14. [...] I am super excited about…and made some Cherry Almond Power Bars (you can find the recipe at http://camillestyles.com/food-2/the-perfect-bite-cherry-almond-power-bars-2/).  They are awesome.  I am not a big breakfast person but can find myself getting pretty hungry [...]

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