Andy’s Make Your Own Monday: Clif Bars For Your Next NH Hike
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 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)
That's it! Put them in a plastic bag for a hike, or work/school. Cheap, easy, and all natural. Enjoy!