Homemade Cliff Bars
1 1/4 cup Rice Krispies
1 cup uncooked quick-cooking oatmeal
3 Tbsp ground flaxseed
1/4 cup dried fruit (we used Craisins)
1/4 cup chopped nuts (we used peanuts and sunflower seeds)
1/4 cup honey (or maple syrup, light molasses or brown rice syrup)
2 Tbsp brown sugar
1/3 cup nut butter (we used peanut butter)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4-1/2 cup chocolate chips
Optional: 1/2 tsp cinnamon (we did not use)
Combine cereal, oatmeal, flaxseed, fruit & nuts in a large bowl.
Bring the honey and brown sugar to a boil in a small saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring constantly; remove from heat. Stir in nut butter & vanilla until blended.
Pour nut butter mixture over cereal mixture, stirring until coated. Press firmly into a greased 8x8 square pan. Cool in pan (or eat warm!) on wire rack. Cut into 12 bars, wrap tightly in plastic wrap and store in fridge (if they last that long!)
*Quite honestly I got the honey & brown sugar mixture on the stove heating while I quickly mixed the dry ingredients. This really decreased the time it took to make the bars from start to finish.
(For nutrition information per serving and other variations visit Enlightened Cooking's original post)