Raw Cranberry Date Bars


Tomorrow we are travelling to see my family in Port Stephens and so I have been putting together a selection of healthy foods that we can take with us for the long road trip. I had to make something that was not only healthy as well as gluten and dairy free, but it also has to be be nut free as my daughter has a tree nut allergy.

So I came up with these Raw Cranberry Date Bars and I knew that I was onto a winner as my children were begging me to eat them before I had the chance to photograph them.

These Raw Cranberry Date Bars are super easy to make and make the perfect snack to take on a road trip or to put in your child's lunch box.

They are gluten, dairy, nut and refined sugar free and are suitable for paleo and vegan lifestyles.


Ness x


Raw Cranberry Date Bars

Makes 10 - 12 bars


  • 12 medjool dates
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 cup desiccated coconut
  • 1/2 cup raw pumpkin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon


Add all the ingredients to a food processor or high-speed blender and process until all the ingredients are chopped into small pieces and sticks together.

Place the mixture onto a large sheet of plastic wrap and and shape into a rectangle shape using your hands. You want to ensure that the rectangle is quite thick and dense.

Cover tightly with the cling wrap and place into the refrigerator for approximately 2 hours to firm up.

Remove from the refrigerator and cut into bars. 

Note: You can store in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. 


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