Sunday, May 15, 2011

Berry Honey Bars

I stopped in at Jamba Juice the other day to get my favorite smoothie, the all fruit Pomegranate Paradise. As I was waiting for my smoothie I was looking over the baked goods and saw a bar that looked so delicious I couldn't stop thinking about it (only true food lovers will understand this). So after stewing over it for 2 days I came up with this recipe, all I had on hand was blueberries and blackberry jam but you can use any kind of berries and any kind of jam. The Jamba Juice version has cranberries, blueberries, and raspberries, sounds like a great combination, I will try it next time.

Here is my version; gluten, grain and dairy free.

Blueberry Honey Bars



1 1/4 c. almond flour
dash cinnamon
3 T. shortening or butter
1 tsp. honey


1-10 oz jar 100% fruit jelly or jam
scant 1 c. assorted fresh or frozen berries


1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon of baking soda
1/4 cup pecans, coarsely chopped
1 cup of blanched almond flour
2 tablespoons of honey
2 tablespoons of coconut oil


1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
2. Combine crust ingredients and mix thoroughly, press into an oiled 8"x8" baking dish.
3. Bake for 15 minutes or until crust barely begins to brown. Remove from oven and raise temperature to 350 degrees.
4. Place jam or jelly into a microwave safe dish. Heat 1 minute.
5. Stir fruit into jam or jelly and pour over warm crust. Spread to evenly distribute. Set aside.
6. Combine topping ingredients with your fingers until mixed but still lumpy. Crumble over fruit mixture.
7. Bake for 12-18 minutes or until golden. Remove from oven and let cool. Either refrigerate or freeze for 2 hours before cutting. Store in the refrigerator or freezer. I like these bars right out of the freezer.


  1. Seriously, you have the best recipes! Your SCD cheesecake... I have made it several tumes, but my family attacks the cheesecake before I can take pics.

    Now I can't stop thinking about these bars and will have to make them tomorrow.

  2. Thanks Tina, I am so to know your family enjoys the cheesecake and that you can't stop thinking about these bars either :) Enjoy!

  3. I've been on a bar kick lately too and hope to get a bar recipe posted this week. I'm glad you posted this. We have a family reunion coming up and I thought bar cookies would be perfect. This will give me another one to put out when everyone is here.

  4. These look soooo good! I must try them....they would be great for breakfast too!

  5. Thanks for the comments Mrs. Ed and Ina, I love the breakfast bar idea too!

  6. Made these today (with blueberries and blueberry jam) and, okay this is bad, I ate them before they had even cooled completely. They are so good! And you are a genius for coming up with this recipe :)

  7. Can't stop laughing bovinesituation, and so glad you enjoyed them. Let us know if you try any other combinations that you like. Thanks! Karen

  8. I just whipped up this recipe and put in the oven. Family will love it. Thanks for the creation!

  9. I wonder if you could do something with applesauce for the filling? My kiddos don't do so well with berries but I would love to have something like this for them to eat. It looks just delicious!

  10. Hi Julie, I think a chunky applesauce would work really well for a filling in this recipe. I would spice it up by adding some honey and cinnamon and maybe layer it thicker than the berries because it will cook down. I will try it and get back to you but it may be quite if in the meantime you try it let us know how it worked. Thanks for the comment, Karen