DIY Chocolate Chip Peanut Crunch Clif Bars

Make your own homemade clif bars with just a few simple ingredients! They’re gluten and refined-sugar free making them a healthy snack! 

Make your own homemade clif bars with just a few simple ingredients! They're gluten and refined-sugar free making them a healthy snack!  

I am so excited about today’s post! I’ve never actually participated in a virtual baby shower before, but we’re one of my good blogger friends, Taylor from Greens n’ Chocolate who is due very soon! I first met Taylor on social media, but we actually both live in the Minneapolis metro area, so we’ve gotten together quite a few times and are even part of the same blogger group that meets (in real life) monthly!

 

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I wanted to make Taylor something extra special, so of course I opted in for some homemade bars. She and I both love sweets thangs AND like to be active, so it’s only natural that I decided to make clif bars (kill 2 birds with one stone).

Make your own homemade clif bars with just a few simple ingredients! They're gluten and refined-sugar free making them a healthy snack!

These bars are everything you could ever image and more! They feature…

You’ll definitely need the brown rice syrup in this recipe, as that’s what holds all of the ingredients together! I wouldn’t recommend subbing for honey because it doesn’t have the same stickiness and brown rice syrup. For your reference, here’s the product —> I use.

Make your own homemade clif bars with just a few simple ingredients! They're gluten and refined-sugar free making them a healthy snack!

If things are still feeling a little to dry, add a few more tablespoons of brown rice syrup. That should do it! 

Oh! And don’t be afraid to play around with your ingredients. Don’t like peanut butter (sigh, I know you people exist), use almond or cashew butter! Same with honey…don’t like it- sub it for some maple syrup and you should be good to go! 

Make your own homemade clif bars with just a few simple ingredients! They're gluten and refined-sugar free making them a healthy snack!

4.7 from 3 reviews
DIY Chocolate Chip Peanut Crunch Clif Bars
 
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Serves: 9 bars
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. First, preheat oven to 350ºF. Then, line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. Mix together rolled oats and peanuts. Then, spread evenly onto the baking sheet. Bake at 350ºF for 12-15 minutes (I did about 14) or until golden brown. Set aside.
  3. Next place medjool dates, peanut butter, and honey in a food process, and process until dates are smooth.
  4. Remove mixture from food processor and into a large bowl. Add in toasted oats/peanuts and mix until you've created a crumbly mixture. I used my hands, it's the most effective. Add in chocolate chips and brown rice syrup and mix again using hands until you've formed a cookie dough-like consistency. If the mixture is still too crumbly, add more brown rice syrup.
  5. Line a square, 8x8 pan with parchment paper and transfer dough. Use your hands to press mixture into pan so that it is even all the way through.
  6. Place pan in refrigerator for an hour. Slice into 9 square bars. Eat!
Notes
Nutrition Information: 373 calories | 21g fat | 44g carbs | 8g fiber | 23g sugar | 10g protein
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 bar Calories: 321 Fat: 16 Carbohydrates: 40 Sugar: 23 Fiber: 5 Protein: 8

Make your own homemade clif bars with just a few simple ingredients! They're gluten and refined-sugar free making them a healthy snack!

If you haven’t checked out Taylor’s blog– you absolutely need to! First of all, it’s completely and utterly adorable and second of all, she is a genius in the kitchen. This Harissa Chorizo Sweet Potato Hash is calling my name! 

Check out more nomz from the virtual baby shower!

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  1. says

    Blogger group that meets IRL monthly?! Either I need to move to MN stat, or start one here. Did you start, or preexisting one that you joined?

  2. says

    Love me a good copycat bar! So far I’ve discovered KIND and LARA but never CLIF! This is awesome–and especially chocolate and peanut butter! Ohhhhh yeah!

  3. Valerie Halston says

    When does the flax go in – do you toast that in the oven or just mix it in with the brown rice syrup? That’s what I did when I made them. They’re great! But still curious as to how you do it

  4. says

    Thank you for sharing this! My boyfriend eats the peanut butter Clif Crunch bars in yogurt in his lunch every day, so it would be great to create a homemade healthier recipe and reduce packaging waste. Do you think agave nectar or maple syrup would work instead of the brown rice syrup? I don’t have brown rice syrup. Thanks!

    • says

      Hi Leanne! I would stick with brown rice syrup. The consistency is MUCH more sticky compared to agave or honey! You can find it at Whole Foods, health food stores, or on Amazon!

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