No Bake Peanut Buttah Cliff Bars

Cliff Bars

Peanut Butter Cliff Bars
 
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Imitation "Cliff Bars."
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Serves: 20 Bars
Ingredients
  • 2 c Dates
  • ⅓ c Honey
  • ⅓ c Syrup
  • 1 c Peanut Butter
  • 2 c Quick-Cook Oats
  • 21/2 c Rice Cereal
  • 2 tbs Chia Seeds
  • 2t Vanilla Extract
  • 2t Cinnamon
  • ½ c Course Chopped Peanuts
  • ½ c Chocolate Chips
  • ½ t Salt
Instructions
  1. Put dates in blender or food processor and blend until pureed.
  2. Spray and set aside a 13.25 x 9.25-inch cookie sheet for the end
  3. Combine all dry ingredients: oats, cereal, chia seeds, cinnamon, peanuts, salt & choc chips
  4. Add dates to dry ingredients and mix well (push firmly to incorporate)
  5. In a sauce pan, heat honey, syrup, and peanut butter on low-medium until melted
  6. Remove from heat and add vanilla extract
  7. Combine both mixtures. Stir well. You may need to use your hands.
  8. Move mixture to cookie sheet. Press firmly into the pan. Press until it fills out entire pan. Concentrate on pushing the center out to the sides. Once pressed, sit and let cool.
  9. Is it cool? Cut into bars.
  10. Wrap individual bars with plastic wrap and/ or parchment paper.
  11. I used parchment paper and plastic wrap for those going into the freezer.
  12. Store in the fridge!

Step One:

Put dates in blender or food processor and blend until pureed.

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Don’t mind the dirty knobs. It could use a scrub.

Step Two:

Spray and set aside a 13.25 x 9.25-inch cookie sheet for the end

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I figured you really wanted a photo of me spraying the pan. I <3 my Misto!

Step Three:

Combine all dry ingredients: oats, cereal, chia seeds, cinnamon, peanuts, salt & choc chips

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Step Four:

Add dates to dry ingredients and mix well (push firmly to incorporate)

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Step Five:

In a sauce pan, heat honey, syrup, and peanut butter on low-medium until melted

 

Step Six:

Remove from heat and add vanilla extract

Step Seven:

Combine both mixtures. Stir well. You may need to use your hands.

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Step Eight:

Move mixture to cookie sheet. Press firmly into the pan. Press until it fills out entire pan. Concentrate on pushing the center out to the sides. Push, push, push, that’s how it sticks together. Once pressed, let sit and let cool.

Step Nine:

Cut that stuff into bars. Make them as big or little as you’d like.

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Step Ten:

Wrap individual bars with plastic wrap and/ or parchment paper.
I used parchment paper and plastic wrap for those going into the freezer.  (No real explanation for that part-It just felt right.)

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Step Last:

Store ’em! Fridge or freezer, or both…you choose.

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Tips:

  • I suggest pureeing 1 C. of dates at a time. If you do too many at once it makes the motor work too hard.
  • When melting your oil, sweetener, and PB together don’t burn it! Keep it at a low heat just enough to melt everything together. (I’ve burned it before without knowing it and it makes the bars taste funny.)
  • Adding chia seeds give the bars a nice added crunch, you could also try uncooked quinoa for a similar texture.
  • Mixing can get SUPER messy. Keep a wet towel nearby,or better yet, wear gloves lightly spritzed with oil.
  • knife

    This is my horrendous drawing. But I wanted to show you what I meant by finger guard/heel. (Still not sure what the difference is)

    When cutting: A knife with a finger guard or “heel” is the most useful for ease and quality cuts.

  • I like to use a pure maple syrup instead of aunt jemima’s because there are no added or artificial ingredients and I think it tastes better. But use whatever is in your cabinet!
  • I buy peanut butter without added salt or oil. If you have a powerful blender you can buy peanuts and make the stuff yourself. It’s super-duper easy. I just didn’t think ahead this time!
  • If you are a Costco or Sam’s Club member I recommend getting your dates, oats, chia seeds (if you’ll use them in other things), peanuts or peanut butter, honey, and maple syrup there.  I also have their plastic wrap!
  • Make thicker bars by using a smaller pan with higher sides.
  • Roll them into balls if you find that your ratio is a bit off and they don’t stay in bar form.
  • Have fun! Give it all you’ve got. Keep making them and soon it will become second nature!

 



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