Seeds are for the birds…until now! These are the ultimate chewy yet satisfyingly crunchy bars. They contain flax meal, which is just ground up flax seeds, and chia seeds giving these bars a HUGE nutritional boost including antioxidants, fiber, omega-3s, protein, and important nutrients for our bones. Not only that, but they also add so much fun texture to the bars. Along with the brown rice cereal and raw tri-colored organic quinoa, they totally enhance the overall mouth feel, providing a delicate yet satisfying crunch. They kinda remind me of those Little Debbie Star Crunch cookies you used to get back in the day, but WAY better for you.
My mom and I made a batch of these with almond butter instead of peanut butter, as you see here, and they were FABULOUS! I can’t pick a favorite, but I love that I can mix it up with whatever I have. Mini chocolate chips add the perfect chocolatey bite, which EVERY chocolate lover needs in a dessert or snack, in my opinion.
Can’t leave ya until I talk about my favorite ingredient in these, and that’s the RAW quinoa. Yes, you can eat it raw and NO it’s not hard on your teeth. It’s not like uncooked pasta; It’s pretty tender and plays a huge part in the crunch factor of these beauties. Trust me, you’ll want to make these Brown Rice Quinoa Crispy Bars over and over and over again!