Gluten Free Protein Bar Recipe – Raw Revolution-Style Bars

I absolutely love the Raw Revolution Spirulina and Cashew 100 Calorie Bar! This gluten free protein bar recipe is a healthy and tasty choice, with or without the spirulina powder. Use your favorite nuts, but cashews are my fave! Raw Revolution Spirulina and Cashew Bars are made with cashews and a bit of almonds. As an option, you can throw in some chunkier pieces of nuts at the end. Enjoy this healthy gluten free protein bar recipe. I sure have!

UPDATE 07/23/2012: The University of Michigan states that the effects of Spirulina on autoimmune diseases is unknown. Because spirulina is an immune booster, theoretically, it may stimulate autoimmune disorders. I make this recipe without spirulina.

Gluten Free Protein Bar Recipe – Raw Revolution-Style Bars


Yield: Makes about 12 bars.

Gluten Free Protein Bar Recipe – Raw Revolution-Style Bars

I absolutely love Raw Revolution Bars and now you can make my copycat recipe at any time. Super nutritious and very flavorful.


  • 1 3/4 cups raw cashews, pecans, walnuts, etc. (any high fat nut)
  • 14 organic medjool dates
  • 1/2 cup raw almonds
  • 3 Tablespoons flaxseed
  • 2 Tablespoons agave syrup
  • 2 Tablespoons raw organic spirulina powder (blue-green algae) (optional)
  • 1/2 cup raw nut of your choosing (optional)


  1. Add nuts, dates, flaxseed, and, if using, spirulina powder, to a food processor or high-powered blender. Blend continuously for 1 minute on high.
  2. While machine is still running pour agave syrup into container until the mixture adheres to itself, almost formed into a single ball.
  3. Place nut mixture into an 8x8" pan and compress the mixture and refrigerate until firm. Cut into small pieces and store in snack size zipper storage bags. Refrigerate if not used within about 2 days.


Optional: If you like larger pieces of nuts, remove nut mixture, and set aside. Add walnuts or whichever nut you originally used (or even another nut) to the food processor and pulsate to create larger pieces than the ground nuts in the ball. Add ball back in and pulsate until blended.

These are not on the high sweet side, therefore, feel free to add additional dates or a tiny bit more agave syrup. (

And whatever you do, don't keep them in the car or your purse. They tend to soften quickly!


To make the texture creamier, roast the nuts in a baking sheet and bake at 350° for about 10 minutes. It will release the oils and provide a richer flavor. However, when you roast walnuts the flavor is depreciated.

6 Replies to “Gluten Free Protein Bar Recipe – Raw Revolution-Style Bars”

  1. I was leery about this this so I tried just half the recipe. I couldn’t even keep my Vitamix going for 20 seconds, let alone a full minute because the mixture was so incredibly thick and gooey. I could only pulse, stop, shake down and repeat Eventually my machine overheated and stopped working, so I had to stop and dig out the mess. It was like green cement floating in oil! Not sure what to make of that.

  2. I noticed that several of the recipes on this site include agave syrup. I tried using agave syrup to be “more health” and I started having migraine headaches. Cut the agave syrup from my diet and no more migraines. Just wanted others to be aware that agave can also be a source of food sensitivities.

  3. I was wondering how long would these last? I would like to make a bunch of these whenever I can find the time and save them for camping and hiking trips for a quick snack or in case of an emergency, I’m also thinking of adding an organic super food powder instead of just spirulina since I know mine has spirulina in it

  4. I’ve been meaning to make something comparable to Lärabar for a while, so I am definitely going to keep this recipe in mind. However, I don’t think I’ll use the spirulina powder, as I wouldn’t know where to get it, and it’ll probably be out of my price range.

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