These treats were inspired by my quest to make food healthier and still taste delicious. I know I could buy a gluten free bar, but the fiber content in typical gluten free bars don’t come close to these. I have several members of my family that don’t do well even with the gluten free oats, and I had to find a way to up the fiber without using oats. Seeds were the right choice for these treats. They blend perfectly with the other ingredients, resulting in a delicious treat that may surprise you when you taste them.
These are still a treat, but a better choice because of the nutrients they contain. These bars have about 3 grams of fiber, 5 grams of protein, high in Vitamin B 6, and a substantial serving of Omega 3 fats (the good kind) for one small bar. I am always delighted when I can give my family treats they love, knowing they are getting nutrient dense foods.
When it comes to the taste, these bars remind me kind of a chocolate style chewy candy bar. Give these a try, and enjoy.
Gluten Free Cereal Bar Treats
|Prep time||15 minutes|
|Meal type||Dessert, Snack|
|Misc||Child Friendly, Desserts, Serve Cold|
|By author||Melissa Belser|
- 2 cups Enjoy Life Cereal Crunchy Flax (original or with chia)
- 2 cups crispy brown rice GF cereal (such GF Erewhon)
- 6 Tablespoons milled flax seed
- 6 Tablespoons raw shelled hemp seed
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 1/2 cup GF chocolate chips
- 1 Tablespoon vanilla
- 1 Tablespoon coconut oil
- 1/2 cup pure honey