Cacao Cherry Energy Bars


1 1/2 cups fresh pitted tart cherries or dried tart cherries
1/4 cup chia seeds
1/4 cup sesame seeds
1/4 cup flax seeds
2 cups old-fashioned oats
1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
1/2 cup sliced almonds
2/3 cup Fair Trade cacao nibs
1/2 tsp salt
2/3 cup Wholesome! Organic Raw Honey
1/2 cup almond butter
1/2 cup virgin coconut oil
1/2 tsp vanilla extract


In a large mixing bowl, combine the cherries, chia seeds, sesame seeds, flax seeds, oats, coconut flakes, almonds, cacao nibs and salt. Set the bowl aside.

In a small saucepan, combine the organic raw honey, almond butter and coconut oil. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Immediately remove the saucepan from the heat when the mixture reaches a boil. Stir in the vanilla extract. Pour the honey mixture in the mixing bowl and stir to fully coat the dry ingredients.

Dump the mixture onto a 9×13 baking sheet and press down firmly to evenly distribute the ingredients.

Place the baking sheet in the fridge and chill for at least 2 hours.

After the bars are chilled, cut into squares and store in an airtight container.

Recipe Source: Shayla Ebsen of Made from Scratch Recipes


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