Gluten Free Peanut Butter Bars

Gluten Free Peanut Butter Bars

It has been a crazy busy week with the kids in camp, the start of the Calgary Stampede and going camping with my family. I had a near fatal encounter with my Mom’s puffed wheat squares last weekend so this weekend I made the kids these peanut butter rice crispy squares that will not send them into a sugar coma.

I added flax and chia powder for extra nutrition. I used an organic peanut butter from Safeway that does not contain any sugar or other oils. I found quinoa puffs at Community Foods and mixed in a small amount of gluten free, dairy free chocolate chips from Enjoy Life.

Peanut Butter Rice Crispy Treats
1/2 cup organic smooth peanut butter
1 tbsp coconut oil
3 tbsp honey
pinch of salt
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup brown rice crisps
1 cup quinoa puffs
2 tbsp flax and chia meal (if you cannot find this use a coffee grinder and make your own)
1/2 cups chocolate chips

  1. Grease a 8 x 8 cake pan and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl combine rice crisps, quinoa puffs, flax and chia powder and stir to combine.
  3. In a small saucepan combine peanut butter, salt, and honey and heat until just melted. Remove from the heat and add the vanilla. Pour over the dry ingredients. Mix to combine then add the chocolate chips.
  4. Pour into the cake pan and pat down. Refrigerate until set. Cut into small squares.

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