My son (age 4) and daughter (age 2) are huge fans of the Clif Kid ZBars. Good and Not Good. Good = These bars contain all organic ingredients, fiber, and some vitamins and minerals. Not Good = A box of six bars runs about $4.80, and they go fast around our house. Thankfully, I found a recipe for homemade granola bars that is way cheaper, full of all-natural ingredients, and tastes awesome. In fact, these puppies are dangerous…I could eat half a pan in a sitting.
Homemade Clif Kid ZBars (or Homemade Granola Bars)
Makes: about 10-12 small bars
1/2 cup peanut butter or almond butter
1/3 cup honey
1/4 cup coconut oil (or another oil of your choice)
1 cup oats (I used organic quick oats)
1 cup total of any combination of: finely chopped nuts, unsweetened coconut flakes, sunflower seeds, dried fruit, dark chocolate chips
In a medium sized saucepan, melt together the nut butter, honey and coconut oil. Remove from heat and add one cup of oats. Choose your favorite combination of coconut flakes, chopped nuts, sunflower seeds, dried fruit and dark chocolate chips, to equal a total of ONE CUP. Pour in and stir well. Stir well, then spread mixture into an 8×8 pan. Chill for two hours, then cut into bars. Wrap in plastic wrap for a quick grab and go snack!