Homemade Clif Kid Bars

Do your kids love the store bought ones? Here’s a delicious homemade version of a kid favourite!

  • ½ cup rolled oats (a.k.a. old-fashioned oats)
  • ½ cup Scottish oats (these are finely ground oats – you can use Bob’s Red Mill – OR you can use oat flour)
  • ¼ cup vanilla protein powder (I use Shakeology) OR if you prefer not to use protein powder, use additional ¼ cup oat flour
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ cup + 1 Tbsp unsweetened applesauce (or vanilla yogurt)
  • ½ cup + 1 Tbsp unsweetened soy milk (or any milk of choice)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 3 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 1 Tbsp + 1 tsp coconut oil, divided
  • ½ cup mini chocolate chips, divided
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Spray an 8×8 baking dish with cooking spray or rub with a little oil.
  3. In a mixing bowl, stir together oats, Scottish oats/oat flour, protein powder, salt, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and sugar.
  4. In a separate bowl, stir together honey, applesauce, milk, vanilla and 1 Tbsp coconut oil.
  5. Gently stir the wet ingredients into the dry, then fold in half the mini chocolate chips.
  6. Spread batter into the baking dish and bake 20-24 minutes or until edges begin to brown and middle looks cooked through.
  7. Cool for at least 30 minutes before cutting into bars.
  8. Once bars are cut, melt the remaining chocolate chips with the remaining tsp coconut oil in the microwave for 20-30 seconds. Stir until smooth.
  9. Pour chocolate mixture into a small Ziploc bag, cut off a tiny tip, then swirl the melted chocolate over the cooled bars.
  10. Eat right away or set in the fridge for 10 minutes.
  11. Keep any uneaten bars in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.

cliff bars

*Adapted from Mama Pea’s recipe

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