Simple. Organic. Delicious.

By Renae Counter Explorebigsky.com Editorial Assistant

My cupboard can attest to the fact that peanut butter is one of my favorite foods. Thanks to the idea from a friend, I often spread it over granola bars for added taste or as just another excuse to eat peanut butter.

I’ve often been disappointed with bars that claim to taste like peanut butter, because frankly they don’t. So when the new Kit’s Organic Fruit and Nut Bar Peanut Butter Flavor landed on my desk I was skeptical. And then I ate it, and it didn’t need extra support from the peanut butter jar. The four ingredients that compose this bar are enough.

Kit Crawford, co-owner of Clif Bar and Co., developed these delicious new bars. They’re certified organic, developed out of Kit’s passion for simple, delicious food. Organic dates and almonds compose the bulk of the bars, which come in four flavors: peanut butter, cashew, berry almond and chocolate almond coconut. All of them are gluten, soy and dairy free and have no artificial ingredients or dyes.

Dates are an excellent source of energy, packed full of fiber and vitamins, so the bars work great as an afternoon pick-me-up at work or a recharger after an afternoon of mountain biking. Though slightly on the dry side, they stayed intact and didn’t leave a huge pile of crumbs on my lap. Both flavors I tried, peanut butter and chocolate almond coconut, stayed true to their title without being overwhelming flavorful.

Kit’s Organic Fruit and Nut Bars can be purchased at REI and Rosauers in Bozeman, as well as online at clifbar.com/food/products_kits_organic.