I had a Clif Bar the other day and it was damn good. That same day, I was reading Snack Girl and Lisa was talking about how Clif Bars are basically like candy bars. Hmph. This inspired to make a Clif Bar-esk type of granola bar, but with far less ingredients. Why? Two reasons. One: the less ingredients you use, the healthier (usually) and two- it’s easier :) Here is what a typical ingredient list of a Clif Bar looks like..
(Crunchy Peanut Butter): Organic Brown Rice Syrup, ClifPro® (Soy Rice Crisps [Soy Protein Isolate, Rice Flour, Malt Extract], Organic Roasted Soybeans, Organic Soy Flour), Organic Rolled Oats, Organic Evaporated Cane Juice, Organic Peanut Butter (Organic Peanuts, Salt), Peanut Flour, Peanuts, ClifCrunch® (Apple Fiber, Organic Oat Fiber, Organic Milled Flaxseed, Inulin [Chicory Extract], Psyllium), Organic Date Paste, Natural Flavors, Sea Salt.
Brown Rice Syrup….Rice Crisps (aka millet puffs)…Peanut Butter…Flaxseed. That all sounds familiar. (It actually sounds quite similar to my Almond Butter Chews from a few days ago. However, mine only have 4 measly ingredients.) Here is my Crunchy Peanut Butter Clif Bar Remake…
Mmmmmm. Delicious and…delicious :)
Homemade Clif Bars
If you cut it into 8 bars, the nutrition profile is as followed: 183 Calories, 22 carbs, 9g fat, and and 5g protein.
Great taste! Healthy ingredients. I’ll take it :)