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Raw AB&J Protein Bars

Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings 1 loaf tin full of bars
Author Rachael DeVaux


  • 1/2 cup almond butter
  • 4-5 small pitted dates (soaked in hot water for 15 min)
  • 1/3 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/3 cup walnuts
  • 1/3 cup pecans
  • 1/4 cup hemp seeds
  • 1/2 cup almond flour (or sub GF rolled oats)
  • 1/4 cup plant protein powder (I prefer unflavored), or sub GF rolled oats
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup coconut flakes
  • 1/3-1/2 cup water
  • 3/4 cup freeze dried strawberries


  1. Combine all ingredients in food processor, minus the freeze dried strawberries-- save these for last. Also, less is more with the water! Start out small and add as needed to get mixture to combine.

  2. Pulse, not too long, because you still want those chunks of nuts, but enough to form a dough-like consistency. May need to stop pulsing and use a silicone spatula to push down the sides of the dough.

  3. Add in freeze dried strawberries last and pulse once more.

  4. Prepare a loaf tin or deep dish by pressing down parchment paper into the base.

  5. Press AB&J dough mixture over the parchment paper (smaller the pan, thicker the bars) with a silicone spatula until even. Sprinkle on more freeze dried strawberries and hemp seeds, and gently press down. Refrigerate (or freeze) for 2-3 hours.

  6. Remove and slice into bars. Store in airtight container in fridge or freezer (my personal favorite) for an easy snack or dessert.