no-bake cranberry macadamia nut squares

Cranberry Macadamia Nut Squares


  • 1/4 cup raw cashews
  • 1/2 cup raw macadamia nuts
  • 1 Tbsp almond butter
  • 1/2 cup quick cooking steel cut oats I use McCains
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract or powder
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 2 Tbsp date paste or about 10 Medjool dates, pitted
  • dash cinnamon
  • pinch salt


  1. Dehydrate your cranberries, if using. Make date paste by soaking 10 dates in water for about 10 minutes. Then pit the dates and throw into food processor with 2 Tbsp of water. Process until a paste forms. Add to the food processor the remaining ingredients and process until a dough-like consistency. Scrape the sides of the food processor as needed.
  2. Make bars, squares or balls with the dough and store in the refrigerator up to one week. Makes about 10 squares.