It's hiking season in the Southwest and with funds a bit low I was hoping to make my own energy bars. I'm looking for a product similar in consistency to Cliff Bars using off the shelf baking ingredients. This is my first run and while the bars are fairly tasty they won't last very long in a backpack. After cooling the bars are more like cake or bread and fairly crumbly. I'm not asking for test baking at home just general comments.
Thanks in advance.