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Tart Cherry Cookie Dough Bars

A total crowd pleaser
Tart Cherry Cookie Dough Bars
Courtesy of Montmorency U.S. Tart Cherries

How do you make chocolate chip cookie dough bars even better? Add in delicious tart cherries!

Recipe courtesy of Montmorency U.S. Tart Cherries and Gina Matsoukas, runningtothekitchen.com


  • 1 Cup plain cashews
  • 1/3 Cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 Cup coconut flour
  • Pinch of kosher salt
  • 1/4 medium ripe banana
  • 3-4 Tablespoons 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 to a coarse meal consistency. 

Add 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 if 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 use 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.