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Dark Chocolate and Cherry Primal Cookie Bars

Dark Chocolate and Cherry Primal Cookie Bars

By Brooke McLay

Who says you can’t have your healthy body and eat a good cookie bar, too? Well, not you! Because you now have a recipe for these gorgeous Primal Cookie Bars, which are chock full of delicious flavor, and completely free of grains! Try taking them on a hike, packing them for lunch, or enjoying them when those midnight snack attacks hit!

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  • 2 cups sliced almonds
  • 2 tablespoons coconut flour
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • 2/3 cup finely shredded coconut
  • 6 tablespoons raw honey
  • pinch salt
  • 2/3 cup dried cherries
  • 2/3 cup dark chocolate, chopped into chunks
  • zest of 1 orange
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla


  1. Place sliced almonds into a Vitamix blender. Blend until coarsely chopped, with some of the almonds being finely ground. Transfer to a bowl. Add coconut flour, coconut oil, shredded coconut, 3 tablespoons of raw honey, salt, dried cherries, chocolate, orange zest, and vanilla. Mix together until well-mixed, then press firmly into an 8×8″ baking sheet which has been lined with parchment paper. Drizzle with remaining 3 tablespoons of honey.
  2. Bake in an oven preheated to 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown. Remove, cool, cut into bars. Enjoy! Store in fridge up to 1 week.