Caveman Crunch Bars

I have had lots of people asking me for alternatives to crappy grain ridden granola bars and they want them small and easy to take along, well this is what I came up with and boy are they addicting.  There are an endless amount of possibilities with these so feel free to play around and come up with your own creations.  Don’t forget to come by and tell me what you come up with or how much you love them.  Enjoy

4.8 from 6 reviews
Caveman Crunch Bars
 
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Serves: 12
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Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees fahrenheit
  2. Place your almonds and macadamia nuts in your food processor and continue to pulse until you have tiny chunks, you don't want the consistency of flour, keep it rough.
  3. Transfer the mixture to your mixing bowl and add all of the remaining ingredients
  4. Mix well by hand to ensure an even distribution of ingredients
  5. Grease a 9x9 Square baking dish with coconut oil and then transfer your nut mixture to the dish
  6. Bake in your preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until the center of your bars pass the toothpick test
  7. Once done, remove from the oven and let cool on the counter in the pan
  8. Once you can handle the pan without oven mitts, place the bars in the refrigerator and let cool completely
  9. Remove from the fridge and then slice into bars of the size of your choice
  10. Individually wrap them in plastic wrap and leave at room temperature or place back in the refrigerator and take them everywhere as snacks.
  11. Enjoy

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99 Comments

  1. I made these and they were delicious! The only change I made was that after viewing some of the comments that they came a bit more on the crumbly side than being a bar, I used an 8×8 pan and they came out looking almost like your picture. I placed the pan in the refrigerator and once completely cool, I cut them into bars. I placed the bars in a glass container and keep them refrigerated.

  2. Made this weekend and the flavor is outstanding. The color is much darker than your picture and I would not call the ones I made bars. Turned into a crumble once I tried cutting them. Any thoughts on how to avoid them falling apart? I read a comment about keeping them refrigerated? Thanks!

  3. I’m new to paleo but I have a batch of these in the oven right now! In lieu of cranberries I used smaller portions of dried apricot, blueberry and mini chocolate chips. Very excited to see how these little energy bars turn out.

  4. Told you I was going to get home and make these! Delicious, I only had cashews and walnuts but they seem to have worked out, and I used one big duck egg instead of 2 eggs. Next time I will definitely add chocolate of some kind: chips or cacao powder….mmmm! These will be perfect for walking around NOLA this weekend!

  5. Friend of mine is going to China tomorrow on business so I made her a batch to take along as a heathy snack. Hard to eat Paleo there. Added 1/2 c blueberries. Waiting for them to cool. They smell DELICIOUS. Can’t wait to try them. If they taste as good as they smell, she may only get 1/2 the pan :-)

  6. I have such a hard time finding dried fruit without added sugar and junk. Do you make your own or is there a brand to look for?? I can’t wait to try this.

  7. I made these last night… They are great… plan on making them again…. Do you think if I made some and put them in an air tight container they would be safe to send to Afghanistan? My son would love them.

  8. Hi George! You have really out done yourself with these bars! They are amazing!! So so yummy!! In the ones I made I did one and a half of your recipe and used raisins instead of cranberries (I didn’t realize my cranberries had gone bad) and I also used 1/4 a cup of Enjoy Life chocolate chips. They turned out amazingly and made my whole house smell fabulous!! I could barely wait for them to cool to have a taste!! Thank you so so much!! Keep up the awesome work!!

      1. Wow, sorry for the complete repeat question.

        I’ve tried chilling them to help them stay together, but that doesn’t always help. Thanks nonetheless; they’re still delicious. I make them quite often now! (The girl at the natural foods store suggested Barley Malt, but that’s not Paleo!)

        P.S. You’re going to be just fine now that you’re out, man! Good luck from a squid. :-)

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