We made it substituting peanuts for the cashews. It tasted good and felt substantial without being heavy.
The grocery store protein bars are handy and facilitate eating on the run without any fuss or muss. But these delicious bars are sticky to the touch while not holding together very well, you have to pay attention and put down your cell phone. Consequently, the nice home made healthier protein bar requires you to actually sit down and eat with awareness, not a bad thing to do after a hard workout.