It’s hard to resist those perfectly stacked Cranberry Bliss Bars inside the coffee shop case of sugary delights. In fact, sometimes it seems like those frosting-covered treats are begging to be enjoyed with your daily cuppa. Unfortunately, it’s hard to ignore the heaps of sugar, butter, and empty calories lurking inside them. These Cranberry Bliss Bars, made with Shakeology and other wholesome ingredients are a healthier twist on a well-loved treat. With just 9 grams of sugar, compared to 26 grams in the originals, these bars are just sweet enough.
Perhaps best of all, these Cranberry Bliss Bars come together in a cinch without any baking. Simply combine the ingredients in a food processor, press them into a baking pan, and set them in the fridge to chill. They can be part of a healthy grab-and-go breakfast, and will satisfy a midday sweet-tooth. For a firm texture like the blondies they’re based on, keep refrigerated until ready to eat. The bars will soften at room temperature, but they’ll still taste yummy!
For a vegan Cranberry Bliss Bar, swap the honey for maple syrup and use Vegan Vanilla Shakeology. If cranberries aren’t your thing, you can use a different type of dried fruit instead. Raisins or dried currants will give the bar a similar look. Or, try chopped dried pineapple, mango, or apricots for a summery flavor.
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Cranberry Bliss Bars
These Cranberry Bliss Bars taste like the coffeehouse original, only these are better for you, made with rich almond butter, shredded coconut, and pumpkin pie spice.
dry old-fashioned rolled oats
unsweetened shredded coconut
all-natural smooth almond butter
chopped raw pecans
pumpkin pie spice
unsweetened dried cranberries
Line an 8 x 8-inch pan with plastic wrap (or aluminum foil). Set aside.
Combine oats and coconut in food processor; pulse for 20 seconds.
Add almond butter and honey; pulse until blended.
Combine almond butter mixture, pecans, pumpkin pie spice, Shakeology, and cranberries in a large bowl; mix well with clean hands or a rubber spatula.
Lightly press oat mixture into pan. Refrigerate for 1 hour, or until set.
Cut into twelve bars (approx. 2½ x 2-inches).
The Nutrition Facts box below provides estimated nutritional information for this recipe.
Cranberry Bliss Bars
Amount Per Serving (1 bar)
Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g
Saturated Fat 3g
Total Carbohydrates 16g
Dietary Fiber 3g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
½ Single Serving Snack
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