Tuesday, January 28, 2014

no bake chocolate quinoa bars

Today I was in need of a chocolate-y treat. It just so happened that I had some leftover quinoa from dinner prep this afternoon so I thought I would try using it as a base for granola type bars.

My measurements are approximate just taste and adjust.

2 cups cooked quinoa
1 cup peanut butter
1/3 cup honey
1 cup coconut
Sprinkle of ground flax
Sprinkle of chia seeds
Handful of chocolate chips (as requested by the 4 year old supervisor)

Mix and press into a 9x13 foil lined pan then refrigerate until firm. These don't get as hard as an oatmeal based granola bar because the quinoa is cooked but they do firm up enough to cut into squares. You can also refrigerate the bowl for an hour then scoop out and form into bite sized balls.



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