Happy Earth Day! This is the perfect recipe to celebrate Earth day, and it was inspired thanks to the suggestion of our good friend (and designer of our amazing logo!!), Molly. These make a great post workout snack or recovery after a long hike – you can easily pack them up and take them to go with you!
Every week we both look forward to escaping the city to take Sara’s Italian Greyhound, Bambi, on a hike or to the beach.We love coming home to one of these bars, or even having one pre-hike for an added energy boost. The best part about this recipe is that you can really add anything you want to them – nuts, raisins, cranberries, coconut, etc – and since they’re homemade, you know exactly what’s in them. So go ahead, make a batch, pack them up and get outside today to appreciate the beauty of our Earth!
Also, if you love these bars as much as we do, be sure to check out our Protein Bars & Bites e-book that has 10 other protein bar recipes plus 10 other recipes for protein balls that taste like cookie dough.
Copycat Clif Bars
Makes 8 servings
- 1 cup old fashioned oatmeal (uncooked)
- 6 pitted Medjool dates
- 1 tbs honey or maple syrup
- 1/3 cup vanilla protein powder
- 1/2 cup peanut flour (or 1/4 cup peanut butter)
- 2 tbs mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
Place dates in a food processor and process until broken down. Add all other ingredients except chocolate chips and process until well combined (don’t process too long, you want the oats to slightly breakdown but you don’t want them to turn into a flour!). You may need to add a tablespoon or two of water in order to get things to mix if you’re using peanut flour – don’t add too much because you want the mixture to be very dry and sticky. Fold in your chocolate chips. Line a baking sheet or pan with parchment paper and press mixture into a flat rectangle. Refrigerate for at least one hour, then cut into 8 bars. Enjoy!
Calories: 155 / 175 (peanut butter version)
Fat: 2.8 g / 5.8 g
Carbs: 27 g / 26 g
Fiber: 3 g / 3.5 g
Protein: 11 g / 9 g