Welcome to Fit Kitchen – where we’re sharing easy, nutrient-dense recipes that compliment an active lifestyle, in-part with Sam Negrin, All Good Health founder & resident LEAF girl.

These quinoa crispy treats might be the easiest, most delicious healthy treat we’ve made yet. All you have to do is throw the ingredients in a bowl, pour, cool, and slice. No baking, no mess. An ode to your favorite rice crispy treat… But better. You can get creative with the recipe, too – chocolate lovers: add cacao powder and cacao nibs! Here’s how they’re made:

1 cup puffed quinoa
1 tbsp chia seeds
Dash of Himalayan salt
2 tbsp melted coconut oil
1 tbsp agave (or honey, maple syrup)
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp almond butter


  1. In medium bowl, mix all of the ingredients together
  2. Pour into a shallow, flat pan lined with parchment paper (this can be anything to help the bar form it’s shape)
  3. Flatten and harden down as much as you can, it should be about 1/2″ thick
  4. Sprinkle with cinnamon
  5. Cover with remaining parchment paper, freeze for at least 45 minutes, then transfer to the fridge 20 minutes prior to slicing
  6. Slice into bars, squares, bites!

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  • Catalina Rivera Urán

    Is the quinoa already prepared?

  • This is actually puffed quinoa (not cooked!) – you can find it in the bulk section of Whole Foods or on Amazon. 🙂

  • Andree

    can you use cooked quinoa also?

  • No, cooked quinoa will be too heavy and won’t have the same texture/consistency.

  • Drea Potter

    Has anyone tried this with quinoa flakes?

  • Danielle Kerwin

    Can you use peanut butter instead of almond butter?

  • Sam Negrin


  • Sam Negrin

    Flakes wouldn’t yield the same consistency – but you can try! Let us know how it goes.