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Long Haul™ “Fuel Bonus” Bars -Macadamia and Cherry-

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Long Haul™ "Fuel Bonus" Bars -Macadamia and Cherry- Recipe

 ~ raw, vegan, gluten-free ~

I am adding another bar to my Long Haul series.  If you haven’t seen my other ones, I have been creating them throughout the past few years for my dad, who is a trucker.   The names that I assign to them all have to do with trucker lingo.  So what is a…

Fuel Bonus?

They are “bonuses given by trucking companies to drivers who can exceed a pre-set MPG average.”   So I created this bar as a bonus to honor all his hard work and dedication to his family. Love you, dad!

In this series of bars, I have to say that this flavor combination is one of my favorites.  The macadamia nuts have a buttery hint to them, which allows the dried cherry flavor to shine through.

These bars are not just meant for truckers. Obviously, they can be enjoyed by all… but I would like to encourage those of you who know truckers or even just those who spend a lot of time traveling, to make them some of these bars to help fuel their day — sending blessings and angels to all the road warriors!

Macadamias and Cherries in a Cute PanIngredients:

yields 15 (1/4 cup) bars


  1. In a food processor, fitted with the “S” blade combine the almonds and macadamia nuts.  Pulse just a few times to break the nuts up.  Leave larger chunks or break down to a small crumble… whatever consistency you prefer.  I did larger pieces for texture.
  2. Add hemp seeds, oats, flax, and salt.  Pulse a few times and place in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Back in the food processor, combine the agave, roughly chopped apple, and almond butter.  Process until well mixed and creamy.  Pour in the bowl of dry ingredients.
  4. Add dried cherries and bananas.  With your hands, blend everything until well combined.
  5. Press into bar shapes.  To learn how I make the perfect, compressed bars, click (here).
  6. Dehydrate at 145 degrees (F) for 1 hour, then reduce to 115 degrees and continue drying for about 8 hours or until desired dryness is reached.
  7. Store in an airtight container.  They should last 5-7 days on the counter, 2 weeks in the fridge, and several months in the freezer.

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6 thoughts on “Long Haul™ “Fuel Bonus” Bars -Macadamia and Cherry-

  1. Kathy says:

    My hubbie is on the road long hours with Fedex, I know he will appreciate some of these asap! I better get hoppin’ to it :) Thank you for this recipe and all your trucker long haul bars!! Like all your recipes, they look so yummy and sound amazing!

    • amie-sue says:

      Oh gosh Kathy… I know those Fedex and UPS drivers spend a LOT of time on the road. It’s not an easy life being away from home so much. Thank you so much for sharing with me. These bars will bless his tummy as he motors down the highway. Keep me posted in how he likes them. :) Many blessings and may the angels surround him every mile of the way. amie sue

  2. Annie says:

    My dear Ami, you are full of wonders and inspiration❣ Thank you for these sumptuous bars recipes, I can hardly wait to make a stockpiles for my family❣❣❣. What a blessing you are, God bless.

    • amie-sue says:

      Thank you so much Annie. :) I find cherries and macadamia nuts to be full of wonder and inspiration too, thus this recipe was born. hehe I hope you enjoy them. Remember, they freeze well! I love to make bars up and freeze them, pulling them out in the time of need of snack attacks! lol Enjoy and please keep me posted. Blessings my friend. amie sue

  3. Afsaneh says:

    Amie Sue, These cherries look like jewelry, so rich in color and then next to all goodies in bars! Wow who would not love them!!! They look so so delicious.. I found another organic farm with organic cherries. They will open their doors around end of June … Maybe i am lucky enough to buy cherries as gorgeous as yours in this recipe ;)) Blessings XX

    • amie-sue says:

      Oh I do hope so Afsaneh! I feel so blessed being able to pick fruit from our land. Just yesterday, I picked another large containers worth. Bings, Rainier and maraschino cherries. Keep me posted how your cherry hunt goes. hehe Blessings and hugs, amie sue

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