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Tart Cherry Cookie Dough Bars

Recipe Details

Prep time Cook time Total time
15 mins 1 hr
1 hr
15 mins

Makes 8 servings


  • 1 cup plain cashews
  • 1/3 cups rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • pinch of kosher salt
  • 1/4 medium ripe banana
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup Montmorency tart cherries
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips


  1. Line 6×9 inch (or similar size) baking dish with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. Combine cashews, oats, coconut flour and salt in a food processor and process until a course meal consistency
  3. And the banana, 3 tablespoons of maple syrup, coconut oil and vanilla. Process until fully combined and mixture comes together with a sticky consistency. Add remaining tablespoon of maple syrup id extra moisture is needed
  4. Turn the dough out into a medium bowl. Add the dried cherries and chocolate chips and fold in with a spatula or using hands to combine
  5. Press the mixture evenly into the baking dish making sure to spread into the corners
  6. Place the baking dish in the fridge for at least 1 hour to chill
  7. Remove the cookie dough from the dish by lifting the sides of the parchment paper
  8. Cut into 8 squares or other desired shape
  9. Keep refrigerated

Recipe courtesy of Gina Matsoukas,