White Chocolate Chia Crunch

Oh yes… if only scratch and taste computer screens existed.

white chocolate and chia seed crunch- cover

This is most definitely a holiday treat, but with a few redeeming qualities, including chia seeds. I feel like the Frank’s Red Hot Sauce lady when it comes to chia seeds because I seriously put that sh*t on everything!

white chocolate and chia seed crunch- mix ins

Vulgarity aside, this white chocolate chia crunch bark is crispy, sweet and oh so addicting.

The mixture of cashews, craisins, crispy rice cereal and chia seeds is quite the combo. If you’re looking for a cleaner version of Rice Krispies to use, check out Erewhorn or Nature’s Path varieties.

white chocolate and chia seed crunch- stir in white chocolate

I don’t have a double boiler or the supplies necessary to make one, so I melted my chocolate in a pot over low heat while stirring often. It worked just fine.

white chocolate and chia seed crunch- toppings and fridge

I will say that having a spatula licker at the ready is a necessary component to the recipe though.

white chocolate and chia seed crunch- toddler helper

If you don’t have one of those, I know a toddler who would be eager to volunteer.

Once you set the mixture in the fridge for a quick 30 minutes, it’s ready to devour. Have containers ready to fill and giveaway though, because it’s truly addicting.

white chocolate and chia seed crunch- break apart

Of course, you could always just do what I do and tell yourself it’s totally good for you because it has chia seeds in it. I’m cool with that.

white chocolate and chia seed crunch- close up

white chocolate and chia seed crunch- close up 2

White Chocolate Chia Crunch
 
Ingredients
  • 1.5 lb high quality white chocolate
  • ½ cup roasted and salted cashews, chopped
  • 1 cup crispy rice cereal
  • ½ cup dried cranberries
  • 2 Tbsp chia seeds
Instructions
  1. In a medium pot over low heat, melt white chocolate while stirring often.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine remaining ingredients and mix well. Set ¼ c of the mixture aside.
  3. Once chocolate is melted and has a smooth texture, pour it into the mixing bowl with the other ingredients, making sure to scrape the sides of the pot to get all the chocolate in the bowl.
  4. Mix well.
  5. Pour mixture onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
  6. Spread into a thin, even layer, picking up and tilting the baking sheet as needed to ensure equal distribution.
  7. Sprinkle remaining ¼ cup of toppings over the chocolate.
  8. Place baking sheet in fridge for 30 minutes or until chocolate in solid.
  9. Remove from fridge and break into pieces.

 

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Comments

  1. Briana Lucas says

    Those Look great. I’m more impressed with the contraption your daughter is standing in. I LOVE IT. Did someone make that for you? What a great idea!

    • Brittany Dixon says

      David actually built it and we use it ALL the time. After several requests, I’ve begged him to do a tutorial, but he’s been slammed with work lately, so no go for now. Maybe after the new year? I’d love to share it because H loves it!

      • Briana Lucas says

        It is really neat, and I will be sure to continue to follow along with your blog and hope for a tutorial :) I’m a fairly new reader, and so far I think your posts are great!

  2. JamieS49 says

    Looks great! (Sidenote- Is that a learning tower? Do you like it? I typically just let my 22 month old stand on a chair at the counter (danger!) but was thinking maybe I’d get one of these. Is it bad that I just don’t want any more large toddler items that I need to hide?

  3. says

    Ha. I’ve been trying to remember to put chia seeds in my yogurt each morning. I need those omega 3′s since I don’t eat a lot of fish.

    Favorite holiday treat is definitely my mom’s peanut butter blossoms. And most of the time, I don’t even like peanut butter. Go figure.
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