Make Clif Bars At Home

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Make Clif Bars At Home

Two things prompted the success of my second batch. First, I had eaten some of the raw cookie dough. It was delicious, far more so than the finished prodict, and much closer to the flavor of Clif bars. Second, my mother phoned to ask for a recommendation from my No-Bake Cookie Cookbook (all of the recipes are cooked in minutes on the stove as opposed to baked in the oven). This got me thinking about no-bake cookies in general. It was shortly thereafter that I had my lightbulb moment: Clif bars may be cooked, but I was pretty sure they were not baked.

Make Clif Bars At Home

– They are gluten-free and vegan of course. – They are low fat and nut-free with no nut butters or oils needed. I used extra date paste to take care of all the binding. – They contain oat bran for more fiber. If you don’t have it or don’t care to use it, sub oat flour instead. – Since Clif Bars are meant to be a protein bar, I added some plant-based protein powder. I went with my favorite brand, Kachava. You can use any unflavored or vanilla vegan protein powder, or leave it out and substitute with oat flour instead. – Or you could make them peanut butter chocolate chip by using powdered peanut butter in place of the protein powder. It will add protein and delicious PB flavor! – Crunchy bits are a must, so I used brown rice crisp cereal to recreate that texture. Puffed rice cereal will not work as well as the crispy kind. – They are SWEET! Dates + coconut nectar makes these quite sweet, but I was trying to stay as true to Clif Bar flavor as possible and the first ingredients is a sweetener. – They are delicious!

Make Clif Bars At Home

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Although these taste great, they don’t have the same consistency as Clif bars. Mine turned out much crunchier than a Clif bar. I think next batch I will try less Rice Krispies and peanut butter, and use more syrup and oats. Thanks for the recipe…it’s nice to have a snack without all the additives!

Make Clif Bars At Home

I’ve written recipes for energy bars in past posts, including my rendition of homemade LARA bars, but the other day I decided to tackle another of my favorite ready-made bars, Clif bars. I like them a lot, and so does my husband, but the $1.69-per-bar cost is a bit much considering how much we like to have them around.

Make Clif Bars At Home

These look so delicious! Soooooo much better than the Clif Bars! I used to eat those bars a LONG time ago until I realized that their darn “natural flavors” in them were what was causing me so much abdominal pain and weakness…it was horrific . They also put so much soy in them, yuck. I’ve hated those things ever since, so I’m glad to see a wonderful wholesome bar here, I love making homemade granola bars, they are SO much tastier and better for us. I could eat a huge batch of yours, they are amazing!

Make Clif Bars At Home

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 Clif Bars At Home

Have you ever wondered how to blend, shape, and bake energy bars? The makers of Clif Bar shared their tips and techniques for making snack bars using oats, nut butter, and a variety of dried fruits. See the step-by-step instructions, so you can be empowered to make your own for post-workout snacks, road trips, or for any time you’re on the go.

Make Clif Bars At Home

Clif bars are chewy and soft, similar to an under-baked oatmeal cookie. Looking at the ingredients list on the wrapping, brown rice syrup and oats are two of the main ingredients in all the bars. Also on the list are some scary scientific additives that I’d rather do without, along with a weird soy aftertaste. So rather than add any soy protein powders or the like, I decided to keep the ingredients simple and readily available (as well as pronounceable).

I have a question please…I LOVE these Clif bars so much that I actually gained 10 lbs within 3 months and did not even realize it until a few days ago. My favorite is the Chocolate Brownie, here is the question, does anyone know of a recipe that matches closely with this bar with LESS calories and sugar. I have to admit, I am an addicted to these but need help reducing and making my own. Now I have to go and lose the 10 lbs I gained from these beloved bars, what’s a girl to do! Any help, thanks in advanced.

Homemade Clif/granola bars- Oh my goodness. These things are so good. The only problem is that I want them always…which may be counterproductive to my attempts to eat healthier. But regardless, they are delicious and are so super simple to make. I was going to do a whole blog post about making them, but I found the recipe I use online, and her pictures are way nicer than mine would have been anyway. Check it out here.

To be thorough, I wanted to try every flavor with chocolate chip in the name. So I sampled the chocolate chip and coconut chocolate chip (they were out of chocolate chip peanut). I do like chocolate and coconut together usually, but not in this form. So I went with just straight chocolate chip for my homemade Clif Bars.

Thanks for these recipes. My husband goes through CLIF bars like crazy, and they’re not cheap. We’re vegetarians, and they’re good to have around for meat “emergencies.”

Hi Kevin, Yes, definitely! Even better, they TASTE so much better. The real CLIF bars have soy protein isolate which is what gives them that weird and cloying aftertaste. It’s also a really poor protein source. You can add a little bit of protein powder to these to get a better boost of protein

Thank you for the recipe! I was happy to find a no-bake version because 1) the oven just feels unnecessary sometimes, and 2) baking the bars seemed like it might yield something much crunchier than I wanted. I probably just over-poured my dry ingredients, but do you have an idea of why my bars didn’t hold up as bars? They immediately crumbled when I cut them. I upped the PB/honey/syrup mixture, and added some melted coconut oil into that mixture, as well as pouring more melted coconut oil atop bars after I had pressed them into the pan. For the record, I basically put the kitchen sink into these. For some reason I was very low on oats so subbed about 1/2 cup of oat bran in, reduced the Rice Krispies, used whole (rather than ground) flax seeds, used raisins and chocolate chips, added crushed graham crackers, and added whey protein for some staying power. Besides the crumble, I love these!

These look awesome. I just opened and ate a Blueberry Crisp Clif Bar and thought, “I betcha I can make these.” Thanks to your hard work, looks like I will be able to. They look amazing and I can’t wait to try all the recipes and make some of my own creations!!

So I went back to the drawing board and, using some of my no-bake cookie recipes as reference, concocted a no-bake Clif bar. Yum! While not exactly the same, it is pretty darn close. Plus it’s far less expensive–and no yucky aftertaste. Enjoy.

I’m not sure what adjustments need to be made. When I follow this Recipe and method of preparation to a “T” I end up with a crumbly mix that is compressible but doesn’t hold together. If I adjust this recipe and go a little more on Brown Rice Syrup and Dates (dried fruit), and hold back on the Brown rice and Oats, then I get more of the consistentcy and texture of the Clif Bar. Has anyone else made adjustments to get closer to the “real” thing?

I’m not sure what adjustments need to be made. When I follow this Recipe and method of preparation to a “T” I end up with a crumbly mix that is compressible but doesn’t hold together. If I adjust this recipe and go a little more on Brown Rice Syrup and Dates (dried fruit), and hold back on the Brown rice and Oats, then I get more of the consistentcy and texture of the Clif Bar. Has anyone else made adjustments to get closer to the “real” thing? I do appreciate this blog and the guidance. Thank you.

I probably just over-poured my dry ingredients, but do you have an idea of why my bars didn’t hold up as bars? They immediately crumbled when I cut them. I upped the PB/honey/syrup mixture, and added some melted coconut oil into that mixture, as well as pouring more melted coconut oil atop bars after I had pressed them into the pan.

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