Cranberry & Coconut Mary Berry Energy Bars

by Caroline Sciberras
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The Mary Berry Energy Bars recipe requires only 9 simple ingredients, and can be prepared in just 10 minutes and then should be left to chill! This rich bar, full of nuts, seeds, fruit, and oats, is based on Mary Berry’s Cranberry & Coconut Cereal Bar. The perfect healthy snack includes a little protein – great mid-morning, a great grab-and-go pre-workout snack on mornings when you don’t have time to digest a full meal or when you need a boost of energy.

mary berry cranberry coconut cereal bar

Yields: 18 bars
Prep Time: 10 mins Chill Time: 2 hrs Total: 2 hr 10 mins


One of my favorite snacks to prepare are energy balls and energy bars. These are a little different than the ones I’m used to preparing with a base of Medjool dates as in the case of these cocoa energy balls. But these Mary Berry Energy Bars are a little special using different ingredients: dehydrated cranberries and coconut!

Mary Berry Energy Bars

Dried cranberries high in fibre are delicious, with a sweet taste and a hint of sweetness. They’re low in sugar content and are rich in manganese, copper, and vitamins. Additionally, the desiccated coconut is an ideal source of healthy fat that contains selenium, fiber, copper, and manganese

Both cranberries and coconut help in binding the ingredients of energy bars similar to dates helping us to prepare very compact sweet bites for a quick healthy snack!

You will love these sugar-free energy bars because they are:

  • A quick, easy, and healthy snack to enjoy all week long 
  • Homemade and fresh
  • Ideal for keeping sugar drops and hunger pangs at bay
  • Convenient to carry in your bag, to the gym or to give you a boost when you need a snack
  • They keep fresh for a long time in the refrigerator and can be frozen
  • There’s no need to bake!

What do you need for the Mary Berry Energy Bars?

  • 1¾ sticks (7 oz) butter, softened
  • 1 cup (7 oz) muscovado sugar, light
  • ½ cup (3½ oz) golden syrup
  • 3½ tbsp (1¾ oz) sunflower seeds
  • 3½ tbsp (1¾ oz) dried cranberries, chopped if large
  • 7 tbsp (3½ oz) sultanas
  • 3½ tbsp ((1¾ oz) desiccated coconut
  • ½ cup (3½ oz) rice cereal, crisped
  • ¾ cup (5½ oz) rolled oats

Mary Berry Energy Bars Recipe

  • Line a 9x12in traybake tin with cling film.
  • Put butter, sugar, and syrup in a large saucepan and stir over medium heat until melted.
  • Pour the melted butter mix into a large bowl, and stir in all the remaining ingredients until well mixed.
  • Pour the mixture into the prepared tin gently spreading it with the back of a spoon smoothening the top. Chill for at least 30 mins up to 2 hours until firm.
  • Cut into 18 even-sized bars removing from the tray bake.
  • Place the bars in an airtight container or freeze if you’re not going to consume in a few days.
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Mary Berry Energy Bars

Mary Berry Energy Bars

  • Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 18 bars 1x


  • sticks 7 oz butter, softened
  • 1 cup 7 oz muscovado sugar, light
  • ½ cup 3½ oz golden syrup
  • 3½ tbsp 1¾ oz sunflower seeds
  • 3½ tbsp 1¾ oz dried cranberries, chopped if large
  • 7 tbsp 3½ oz sultanas
  • 3½ tbsp (1¾ oz desiccated coconut
  • ½ cup 3½ oz rice cereal, crisped
  • ¾ cup 5½ oz rolled oats


  1. Line a 23x30cm/9x12in traybake tin with cling film.
  2. Add the butter, sugar and golden syrup to a large saucepan and stir over a medium heat until melted. Pour into a large bowl, stir in all the remaining ingredients until well combined.
  3. Put the mixture into the prepared tin and spread with the back of a spoon into an even layer. Transfer to the fridge to chill, uncovered, for about 2 hours, or until firm.
  4. Remove from the traybake tin and cut into 18 even-sized bars. Keep in an airtight container until needed.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 hours
  • Category: Snack
  • Cuisine: British

Keywords: energy bar, flapjack, healthy bar

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