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.

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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!

xx M

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Serves: Many!

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!

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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. 

And if you give this recipe a try let me know how it goes! Leave a comment and tell me what you think. Your notes always help me improve the recipes and articles for you. I appreciate hearing what you guys would like to see more of - more recipes, lifestyle posts, photography advice - shoot me a message so I can get started!

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Lots of love from the west coast,

xx Marie