These balls of fiber contain fewer ingredients, and will leave you with a heavier wallet.

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Clif Bars are great, and they're also awesome marketers. Most range between 200-240 calories, contain a few ingredients a random person can't just  pick up at the grocery store, and will run you $1 - $2 (individually). However, It's NOT A CANDY BAR, right?

Anyway, instead of dishing out another $20 for a box before fall hiking season, I decided to take matters into my own hands. A little purer, and after initial investment, will save some money in the long run.

Admittedly, I borrowed from various energy /Cliff-like recipes, but came up with one that'll play well on your next hike. See how it came together is on today's (Monday) Instagram story.

2 Cups oats

1 cup peanut butter (unsalted Teddies is the way to go)

1 cup coconut shreds

1/2 cup dark chocolate chips

1/2 cup honey

1/3 cup melted coconut oil

1/4 flaxseed

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1. Dump it all in a bowl to mix.

2. chill in fridge uncovered 1/2 hour

3. Roll into balls (about 20- 23)

4. Refrigerate.


That's it! Put them in a plastic bag for a hike, or work/school. Cheap, easy, and all natural. Enjoy!



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