Apple Pie Caveman Bars

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Woo so what a week it was last week.  Had an amazing week at PaleoFX with a bunch of friends geeking out on the latest and greatest in Paleo with the biggest names in the community.  If you want to read about it you can in my PaleoFX Roundup.  It was definitely a much needed vacation for me but I can honestly say I am going to sleep a lot more now that I am back to work haha.  I think that at any given point in the house I was in that someone was awake at all times.  That poor rental agency is really going to wonder why their electric bill for the week doubled their usual Monthly bill.  Haha well when you put 10 Bloggers in one house, you amass 9 MacBooks, 1 PC (Yuck), 4 iPads, 6 Iphones, and 4 DSLR Cameras with enough money invested in lenses to buy me a new car there are not enough plugs to support.

Well after all that I am posting this recipe because I wish I had made some of these prior to have them to snack on during lunch.  We were all so busy running around that most of the time I missed lunch or just didn’t prefer the one option being served and these things are like Paleo Crack.  I have had them taste tested by a few friends and their kids and they all tell me they taste like fruity pebbles.  Random I know but thats pretty bad-ass if they do.  Enjoy!


4.9 from 8 reviews
Apple Pie Caveman Bars
 
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Serves: 8
Instructions
  1. Place your dates, macadamia nuts, apples, and almonds in a food processor or really strong blender.
  2. Pulse until your dates, macadamia nuts, and almonds are in small chunks and transfer to a mixing bowl
  3. Add in all remaining ingredients. Using your hands mix well to ensure an even coating of everything
  4. Once mixed, using parchment paper, flatten out your mixture to the size of bars your want or you can use individual ziploc bags and form them inside the bag
  5. Place in refrigerator and let cool, then enjoy
  6. If these don't taste like apple pie to you, then play with the spices, you can add some nutmeg or cloves and mix the flavors around. The possibilities are endless but make sure you come back and let me know what you used :)

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168 Comments

  1. The recipe sounds amazing. I was wondering however if I missed the nutrition facts or if they were provided? I’m mostly interested in calories and carb count per bar… thank you.

    1. To make perfect snack size apple bars, I pressed them tightly in an empty ice cube tray. Wrap and place in freezer for an hour. Take them out and Voila…perfect snack size apple pie.

  2. I made these, added 2 Tbsp. Coconut Manna(coconut butter) melted with the coconut oil, 1 tsp Cinnamon,1 tsp Apple pie Spice, 1/4 tsp cloves & 1/4 tsp ginger. FABULOUS!

  3. I am planning on making this, new to your site and enjoy looking at all the recipes. For this recipe, I am short on dates. What can I add to substitute

  4. I made these yesterday and they were delicious. Will be making them more often. I made the first batch in squares then rolled the rest which are great to pop in your mouth. Keep the recipes coming. Love them.

  5. I just found these the other day and made them yesterday. They taste yummy, but they fell apart rather than stick together. Maybe I didn’t use enough dates? Or could I add some water?

  6. Since I had no macadamia nuts and love flavor, I read the comments and this is what I ended up doing:

    I heated up 1/4 cup raw honey (it was hard) with 4 Tbls coconut oil, 2 Tbls almond butter, 1/2 tsp each nutmeg and clove, 1/4 tsp cardamom, 4 tsp cinnamon, and 1 tsp vanilla until just mixed smoothly. I then placed it in the food processor with 1 cup raisins, 2 cups dates, 1 cup raw cashews, 1/2 cup almonds and 4 Tbls freshly ground flax seeds. I pressed it all in an 8″x8″ pan and stuck it in the fridge. Of course I had a taste before it went in and it’s delicious! The only thing I might do differently next time is cut out the honey, as it is a bit sweet. Thanks for the recipe guideline!

  7. Made these last night but with cashews and not macadamia nuts and they are great!!!

    Cant wait to try out more recipes!!

    (already live on the banana pancakes for breakfast)

  8. I made these the other day…but they crumbled apart. The taste was delicious and I plan on putting the crumbles over homemade vanilla ice cream.

    Any ideas on why they crumbled? I put them in the fridge like you said…maybe I didn’t leave them in the food processor long enough. Was the coconut oil meant to keep them together?

  9. I made these yesterday and they were fantastic. Easy to make and delicious! I didn’t have macadamia
    nuta, so I used cashews and they were amazing!

  10. This is my new Favorite Site!! Been a month living the Paleo Life and LOVE it!! This recipe is AMAZING!!!!! It was hard not to just eat it straight out of the food processor! I did substitute dried apples for fresh apples! Can’t wait to eat all of them!!

  11. Oh man, George! I added about a teaspoon of cardamom – my new obsession – and a 1/4 teaspoon of ginger. Fantastic! i just crumbled some into my chia pudding and my stomach is very happy.

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