Thursday, May 21, 2009

Cliff Bars

These cliff bars are a family favorite. My sister-in-law gave me my first recipe for cliff bars a while back and since then we have been hooked. I tweek the recipe each time we make it. Sometimes I add mini chocolate chips or dried fruit but my kiddos prefer peanut butter with nuts.
First combine oatmeal, nuts, and ground flaxseed.

In a saucepan on medium high heat add brown sugar and honey.

When your sugar and honey mixture begins to boil remove from heat and add peanut butter and vanilla.

Next, combine your peanut butter and honey mixture to your oatmeal mixture.

Use parchment paper to press your cliff bar mixture into a greased 9x13 pan.

Let your bars cool. Cut into individual servings and store in an air tight container. You can store them in the frig but we prefer them soft and store them in the pantry.

Oh, and don't forget to let your kiddies lick the spoon.

Flaxseed Cliff Bars
3 cups quick cooking oats
9 T ground flaxseed (flaxseed meal)
1 cup chopped nuts ( I use raw pecans, almonds, and cashews)
3/4 cup honey
6 T dark brown sugar
1 cup natural peanut butter (you could also use almond or cashew butter)
3 t vanilla extract
Optional: 1 1/2 t cinnamon


  1. Thanks for this recipe, Melissa! Looks delicious. We love Clif Bars too and how fun to make your own! Yum.

  2. YUM! it's been forever since i've made any kind of granola bar, these sound wonderful! :)

  3. hi Melissa, nice to meet you!just came from another blog and boy i'm so glad i did!.
    you have a gorgeous family and a beautiful home.
    thanks for this great recipe,i'm so making it. i have everything in my cupboards so i'm gonna get on it right now:o).have a great week and i hope to come back to visit again soon..