Cranberry Bliss Bars

Cranberry Bliss Bars

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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These Cranberry Bliss Bars taste just like the original only these are healthier, with smooth almond butter, shredded coconut, and pumpkin pie spice.

These Cranberry Bliss Bars taste just like the original only these are healthier, with smooth almond butter, shredded coconut, and pumpkin pie spice.
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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. 

Course Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 12 Servings (1 bar each)
Calories 169 kcal
Author Beachbody

Ingredients

  • cup dry old-fashioned rolled oats
  • ½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • ½ cup all-natural smooth almond butter
  • ¼ cup raw honey
  • ¼ cup chopped raw pecans
  • tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • scoops Vanilla Shakeology
  • cup unsweetened dried cranberries

Instructions

  1. Line an 8 x 8-inch pan with plastic wrap (or aluminum foil). Set aside.
  2. Combine oats and coconut in food processor; pulse for 20 seconds.

  3. Add almond butter and honey; pulse until blended.

  4. Combine almond butter mixture, pecans, pumpkin pie spice, Shakeology, and cranberries in a large bowl; mix well with clean hands or a rubber spatula. 

  5. Lightly press oat mixture into pan. Refrigerate for 1 hour, or until set. 

  6. Cut into twelve bars (approx. 2½ x 2-inches).  

Recipe Notes

The Nutrition Facts box below provides estimated nutritional information for this recipe.

Nutrition Facts
Cranberry Bliss Bars
Amount Per Serving (1 bar)
Calories 169 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Sodium 44mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 16g 5%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 9g
Protein 5g 10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

These Cranberry Bliss Bars taste just like the original only these are healthier, with smooth almond butter, shredded coconut, and pumpkin pie spice.

These Cranberry Bliss Bars taste just like the original only these are healthier, with smooth almond butter, shredded coconut, and pumpkin pie spice.

P90X/P90X2 Portions
1 Fat
½ Single Serving Snack

P90X3 Portions
1 Carb
2 Fat

Body Beast Portions
1 Starch
2 Fat

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These Cranberry Bliss Bars taste like the coffeehouse original, and you can make them at home with this no-bake recipe using wholesome ingredients.

Almond Espresso Energy Balls recipe photographs by Anguel Dimov and Brianne B of Natural Girl Modern World