Raw Energy Bars[Raw, Vegan, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free]

These pretty little bars are like 3-in-1 power nuggets: snack, fuel, and treat. They’re just sweet enough, chewy, crunchy, and filling. Aside from freezer time, this recipe takes only 15-20 minutes to make.

Prep time: 15-20
Total time: 1 1/2 hours


1 c. rolled oats
3/4 c. raw almonds – roughly chopped
1/2 c. dried blueberries
1/2 c. raw pistachios – roughly chopped
1/3 c. raw cashews – roughly chopped
1/3 c. raw pepitas
1/4 c. raw sunflower seeds
1/3 c. ground flax seed
1 c. raw almond butter
1/4 c. unsweetened apple sauce [optional]
1/3 c. raw honey [or agave for vegan]
1 tsp. cinnamon

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Line an 8” x 8” pan with parchment and set aside. In a medium bowl, combine all of the dry ingredients and mix them together.

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Add honey and apple sauce and start mixing with a large wooden spoon. Add almond butter and continue mixing until well combined.

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You may have to get your hands dirty to make sure it’s well combined!

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Empty the mixture into the baking pan and press it out using your hands.

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Pop the pan into the freezer for 1 hour, then remove the slab of bars by lifting the parchment. Cut into squares however large you desire.

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Store in a bag or glass container in the freezer until you run out! They stay good indefinitely as long as they are well sealed in a freezer bag.

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  1. Brianna 26 June, 2013 at 15:05 Reply

    These look great! I’m going to make them and was wondering what the nutritional breakdown is (sugar,carbs…)

    • thefitchen 26 June, 2013 at 15:46 Reply

      Hi Brianna,
      Thank you for your question! Each bar consists of: 175 Calories, 11g fat, 15g Carbs, 8g Protein, 1g Sodium, and 6g Sugar.
      If you decide to try them, be sure to come back and let us know how they turn out!

      • Brianna 26 June, 2013 at 15:53 Reply

        Thanks for your quick reply.
        I will let you know how they come out.
        One more question, how about the fibre?

  2. Karen 27 June, 2013 at 17:32 Reply

    Have you by any chance made these with peanuts & peanut butter instead of almonds? My husband is allergic to all tree nuts (almonds, walnuts, pecans; you know all the good for you ones!) but is not allergic to peanuts. I’m wondering if it would still work and taste ok?

    • thefitchen 27 June, 2013 at 17:44 Reply

      Peanut butter would be a perfect substitute! We use peanut butter for a similar recipe and it works just fine. The final outcome might taste a little “nuttier” because peanut butter has a bolder flavor, but it should be close. So unfortunate about your husband’s allergy! (yes, all the good ones! haha)

      • Karen 27 June, 2013 at 18:04 Reply

        Yes, it’s a drag, but we work around it. Just found your site and am loving it, thank you for doing all of the work! Looking forward to making many of these recipes. Am always on the lookout for bars like this one – so easy to take along on a hike. Thanks again

        • thefitchen 27 June, 2013 at 19:49 Reply

          Gotta do what ya gotta do, right? We’re so glad you found it too! Don’t hesitate to ask if you have other questions. Enjoy!

  3. Brianna 27 June, 2013 at 19:20 Reply

    Sorry I’m asking again but in order to calculat the weight watcher points I need to know how much fibre is in the bars.
    They came out amazing!
    Thank you,

    • thefitchen 27 June, 2013 at 19:44 Reply

      Hi Brianna, sorry for the delay! The entire recipe contains 82 grams of fiber, which totals out to slightly over 5 grams per bar [if you cut yours into 16 pieces like we did]. So glad you liked them!

    • thefitchen 3 September, 2013 at 13:42 Reply

      Good Question! We have not tried to make them without honey or agave, but due to the consistency of the other ingredients it should work. If you try, please let us know how they turn out! :)

  4. Salma 20 October, 2013 at 22:33 Reply

    Just made these bars this afternoon. Family loved them. Thank you. One question – they seem to fall apart. Any suggestions?

    • thefitchen 22 October, 2013 at 12:41 Reply

      That’s great to hear! Did you give them enough time in the freezer to solidify them a bit more? Also, they must be stored in the freezer. We’re sorry about that!

      • Salma 23 October, 2013 at 11:00 Reply

        Thank you. I will try that and see if it stay together better. Anyways, it doesn’t really matter as they are so delicious.

  5. Anouch 22 June, 2015 at 11:02 Reply

    Is it possible to make them with date paste instead of almond butter or half half….and,instead of apple sauce mashed banana…
    Many thanks!!!!

    • thefitchen 24 June, 2015 at 12:34 Reply

      Hi Anouch –

      You could try a half and half mixture of date paste and almond butter, I don’t see why that wouldn’t work. And yes, you can definitely swap the apple sauce for banana. Enjoy!

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