Chocolate Quinoa Crispy Squares
May 08, 2014 | Makes 12
- 1 Cup of Quinoa Pops (25g)
- 1/2 Cup of Dates (75g)
- 1/2 Cup of Almond Butter (125g)
- 1/4 Cup of Maple Syrup/Honey (60ml)
- 80g of Dark Chocolate
These are like a healthy version of caramel rice crispy squares, but better! You should be able to get quinoa pops in all good health stores. They have the best puffed texture and they’re packed with protein and fibre and are super light. These treats are pretty hard to beat!
Start by pouring boiling water over your dates and leave them to soak for about 10 minutes. If you couldn’t find quinoa pops you can make your own, the texture isn’t quite the same but they will still be delicious: Just heat a deep pot on medium/high, when it’s hot scatter the quinoa into the pan (only a thin layer, so you will have to do a few batches). Once you hear a few little pops, start stirring them around so that they don’t burn. Take them out as soon as they have popped and started to turn golden, it only takes about 20 seconds and should smell like popcorn!
Add the drained dates, almond butter and maple syrup to your food processor and blend until thick and delicious.
Add the quinoa pops and the date mixture to a bowl and mix thoroughly.
Now the sticky bit! Spread the mixture out in a lined baking tin. I used a combination of my hands, a knife and a spoon!
Pop it in the fridge or freezer while you melt the chocolate. Melt the chocolate and then pour it out over the bars.
Pop it back in the fridge or feezer until the chocolate has hardened completely and then slice into little squares and serve!
Store in the fridge.