Homemade Clif Bars

Copycat recipe of the famous energy bars

Course Snack
Cuisine American
Prep 15 minutes
Resting time 1 hour
Total 15 minutes
Servings 9 bars
Calories 262 kcal
Author Michelle


  • 1 cup dates pitted
  • cups crisp rice cereal
  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats
  • ¼ cup coarsely chopped peanuts
  • 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Pinch salt
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup brown rice syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup mini semisweet chocolate chips
US Customary - Metric


  1. Spray an 8x8-inch pan with non-stick cooking spray; set aside.
  2. Place the dates in a food processor and pulse until finely chopped. Combine the pureed dates with the cereal, oats, peanuts, flaxseed, cinnamon and salt in a large bowl.
  3. Combine the peanut butter and brown rice syrup in a small saucepan over medium heat, stirring until melted and completely blended. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla extract.
  4. Pour the peanut butter mixture over the oat mixture and stir until well combined. Gently stir in the chocolate chips. Turn the mixture into the prepared pan and press firmly to pack the mixture into the pan. Let the mixture sit until completely cool and set, at least 1 hour. Cut into bars, then wrap individually in plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator.

Recipe Notes

Nutritional values are based on one serving

Nutrition Facts
Homemade Clif Bars
Amount Per Serving
Calories 262 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Sodium 93mg4%
Potassium 296mg8%
Carbohydrates 34g11%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 21g23%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 110IU2%
Calcium 54mg5%
Iron 2.7mg15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.