homemade clif z bar recipe

Homemade Clif Kid ZBars

  • Author: Thriving Home
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 minutes
  • Total Time: 18 minutes
  • Yield: 10 small bars 1x
  • Category: Snack
  • Method: Stove top and chilled
  • Cuisine: American


This bar recipe is packed with all natural ingredients and can completely be customized to the likes of your family. Try them today – they’re sure to become a next family favorite!


  • 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


  1. In a medium sized saucepan, melt together the nut butter, honey and coconut oil.
  2. Remove from heat and add one cup of oats. (Note: Be sure to let this mixture cool first if adding chocolate chips in the next step or else the chips will melt.)
  3. 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.
  4. Stir well, then spread mixture into an 8×8 pan.
  5. Chill for two hours, then cut into bars. Wrap in plastic wrap for a quick grab and go snack! Store bars in the fridge or freezer.