Friday, September 25, 2009

Home-made Cliff Bars

I'm always trying to find healthy snacks for my toddler and husband to take on the go and this one is good. It's perfectly healthy except the oats aren't soaked for better absorption of nutrients, so I will try to make them healthier the next time :)

I found this recipe at the Health, Home, and Happiness blog

4 cups rolled oats
1-1/2 cups crispy pecans (I suppose regular pecans could work too)
1-1/2 cup dates packed, approx 15 large ones
1/4 cup coconut milk
4 tablespoons grade B maple syrup (I would think that honey would work as well)
1/2 tsp sea salt

Blend in food processor in order listed above. Press into a 8x8 or 9x9 pan, bake at 325 degrees 30 minutes. Allow to cool for a bit, then cut into bars. Allow to cool completely before packaging.