Dark Chocolate Quinoa Crispies
Dark Chocolate Quinoa Crispies is a healthy take on Rice Crispy Treats. A quick dessert that comes together in 10 minutes. Pop in the freezer and enjoy when a chocolate craving comes on.
Hi from London!
This week has just blown by. It's been a week of sightseeing through London, pretending I'm a local and meeting with old and new friends. It's been a great one. I'm sad to leave tomorrow but I'm also anxious to get back to Amsterdam again. We're meeting another friend in Amsterdam so I can't wait for the celebrations to continue. I just wish I had a few of these crispies to take with me on the plane. I'm missing these guys as they're, hands down the most used recipe in my home. I make this nearly once a week and keep these guys in the freezer for when I'm craving something a little sweet. They are a dream. I promise you will love them...
See you soon!
Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cook Time: 15 minutes
Ingredients for the Crispies:
- 2 & 1/2 cups puffed/popped quinoa (or popped brown rice)
- 3 tablespoons coconut oil
- 1/2 cup raw cacao powder
- 1/3 cup maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon tahini (or any nut butter)
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla powder
- sea salt
Start by making the chocolate sauce. In a small pan over medium-low heat, melt the coconut oil, raw cacao, tahini, cinnamon, maple syrup, vanilla, and sea salt together until it becomes a thicker chocolatey mixture. Now pour the chocolate sauce over the popped quinoa and mix well. Scoop a large tablespoon of the chocolate crispies into small baking cups. Then pop them in the freezer for at least 20 minutes to harden. Store in the freezer and enjoy!
Have you guys tried making homemade chocolate? Or what about any type of dessert with puffed quinoa? It really is such a simple thing and you're always left with a delicious sweet waiting for you in the freezer.
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