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Homemade Cliff Bars

If you have a sweet tooth like me and need a quick healthy alternative away from the M&M's, these are for you!   We eat these as a dessert and take them on play dates and day trips.  I copied this recipe years ago from some random website.

1 1/4 cup rice krispies
1 cup uncooked quick-cooking oats
3T flaxseed meal
1/4 cup dried fruit
1/4 cup finely chopped nuts
1/4 cup honey, maple syrup, or molasses
2T brown sugar
1/3 cup nut butter (pb, almond, cashew, soynut)
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. cinnamon (optional)

1. Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl.

 2. Bring syrup and brown sugar to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, remove from heat. 

3. Stir in nut butter and vanilla until blended. 

4. Pour nut mixture over cereal mixture, stirring until coated. 

    5. Press mixture firmly into an 8-inch greased pan.  Store in refrigerator. 


Anonymous January 7, 2012 at 1:44 PM  


Jill April 29, 2012 at 8:57 AM  

I tried this recipe today and it turned out really yummy! I used dried cherries for the fruit, almond butter for the nut butter, finely chopped almonds for the nuts and brown rice syrup for the 'glue' to hold it together. I also omitted the brown sugar. It's so good!

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