Want a pumpkin-flavored snack on the go for your Halloween weekend hike? I recommend the Spice Pumpkin Pie CLIF BAR — which tastes like a delicious moist raisin-studded pumpkin cookie, except denser and chewier and spiced up with cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves.

Yes, CLIF BAR’s seasonal flavors are back, and the Spice Pumpkin Pie is my favorite — maybe because I’m in the Halloween spirit and pumpkin goes best with that orange holiday. Come November and December,I’ll be eating more of the other two — the Cranberry Orange Nut Bread with its citrusy tart goodness and the Iced Gingerbread, which comes studded with soy white chocolate chips and goes perfectly with a good cup of tea.

clif seasonal bars

Of course, CLIF bars are sort of meant to be eaten on the go — but I like to enjoy my desserts sitting down. The bars are healthier version of dessert treats — each with 24 grams of sugar. Don’t worry — CLIF doesn’t use high fructose corn syrup. CLIF bars are mostly sweetened with organic brown rice syrup — and contain at least 70 percent organic ingredients.

And this winter, CLIF bar’s donating its 1% for the Planet donations to Winter Wildlands Alliance, an environmental nonprofit that works to promote and preserve winter wildlands. Find the holiday bars at any store that carries CLIF bars — until they run out! 

Holiday treats turned energy bars
CLIF bar's made healthier, to-go versions of your favorite winter desserts -- that benefit winter wildlands too.