Thursday, March 3, 2011

Dessert | Sweet Chia Squares

In the mood for a yummy crunchy peanut buttery cookie type thingy? 
If your mouth said yes, look no further. 
I used crispy brown rice cereal that I purchased at Whole Foods, the box was in the cereal department, it was the 365 brand. My son thought I poured this bowl for him to eat... luckily he didn't eat it all before I could take a picture of it! He sure thought it was funny I was taking a picture of his breakfast.
Brown Rice Syrup reminds me of honey, but the taste is a bit different, almost has a light carmel taste.

Cha cha cha chia!
Who knew chia was more fun to eat than watch grow on a clay head?!
You can read all about the amazing-ness of chia right here go check it out. 
All that chia info will blow your mind and make you want to sink your teeth into the healthy seed.

Sweet Chia Squares
1 cup peanut butter (no added oils or sugar)
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup brown rice syrup
2-3 tablespoons chia seed
4 cups brown rice cereal
1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut

Mix peanut butter, honey and syrup together. Add in chia seed and rice cereal. 
Press down into a square pan. Top with shredded coconut. Once mixture has set, cut into squares. 
These bars remind me of rice crispy treats. In my opinion this recipe has too much honey, so I substituted half of the honey with maple syrup and I thought it was much better. It's up to you! Try them out and let me know what you think!

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