Tart Cherry Cookie Dough Bars


Total Time: 1 Hour 15 Minutes
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 1 Hour
Yield: 12 servings
Level: Beginner


  • 1 cup plain cashews
  • 1/3 cups rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • pinch of kosher salt
  • 1/4 medium ripe banana
  • 3-4 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1/2 tablespoon melted coconut oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup Montmorency tart cherries
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips


Line 6×9 inch (or similar size) baking dish with parchment paper. Set aside.

Combine cashews, oats, coconut flour and salt in a food processor and process until a course meal consistency

And the banana, 3 tablespoons of maple syrup, coconut oil and vanilla. Process until fully combined and mixture comes together with a sticky consistency. Add remaining tablespoon of maple syrup id extra moisture is needed

Turn the dough out into a medium bowl. Add the dried cherries and chocolate chips and fold in with a spatula or using hands to combine

Press the mixture evenly into the baking dish making sure to spread into the corners

Place the baking dish in the fridge for at least 1 hour to chill

Remove the cookie dough from the dish by lifting the sides of the parchment paper

Cut into 8 squares or other desired shape

Keep refrigerated

Recipe courtesy of Gina Matsoukas, runningtothekitchen.com