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Easy Caveman Energy Bars Recipe

Prep: 5 min
Cook: 5 min
Total: 10 min

Ingredients for 20 bites

  • Dry
  • 160g (5.7oz) turkey jerky (or your choice of dried jerky)
  • 1 cup (~8oz) raw almonds
  • 1 scoop (25g) collagen peptide protein or unflavored protein powder (OPTIONAL – NOT in MACROS)
  • Wet/Sticky
  • 1 1/4 cup dried fruit
  • I used: 1 cup dried cranberries + 1/4 cup dried apricots
  • 1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup raw honey (melted)


Step 1

Add the turkey jerky to a food processor and process until it is fine like powder.  Then add the almonds – and protein powder if applicable – and pulse blend until it chopped, NOT fine.  You want the almonds to have some texture.

Step 2

Add the wet/sticky ingredients to the food processor and blend until it becomes a sticky, thick and dough-like.  If necessary, add a tablespoon of water and/or coconut oil while it blends to help.

Step 3

IMPORTANT note: sometimes, depending on the ingredients and the quality of your blender/processor, you may need to add more/less of an ingredient.  This is normal when making bars in order to arrive at the right consistency.  If that’s the case, you may need to adjust the macronutrients at the end of the recipe.

Step 4

Evenly divide the dough into silicon ice molds OR spread it out in a small baking dish lined with parchment paper.  If desired, garnish the top with crushed nuts, dried fruits or seeds.

Step 5

Cover in plastic wrap, then freeze for at least 3 hours.  After that you can store in the fridge or keep them in the freezer.  If you used the ice molds, then enjoy one at your leisure OR slice the pan into equal amounts.  Enjoy!