Puffed quinoa dessert bars with peanut butter and chocolate
Evening lovelies! I am finally ready to share the recipe for these puffed quinoa dessert bars with peanut butter and chocolate that I gave you a little sneak peek of in this post. I made a huge batch, so I have been stuffing my face with these beyond delicious bars all week – haha I have even been giving them away to everyone stopping by! I mean I would love to keep these babies all to myself, but I am trying to watch my weight after letting a little too loose recently, so I had to give most of them away. Haha I have zero self-control when it comes to yummy food ;)
And to give you a brief little overview, the puffed quinoa dessert bars are:
High in plant based protein
Full of healthy fats
Find more healthified treats and desserts right here!
Ingredients – 16 bars:
150 grams (equals about 4 + 1/4 cups) of puffed quinoa*
2 deciliter (equals about 0.8 cup) peanut butter
2 deciliter (equals about 0.8 cup) honey
4 tablespoons coconut oil
1/2 teaspoon seasalt
1 teaspoon pure vanilla powder
2 teaspoons maca powder – optional
100 grams dark chocolate (I use one with 70% cacao)
3 tablespoons almonds milk (or other types of milk)
*you can buy it puffed like I did (you can find it in Søstrene Grene if you live in Denmark as well) or you can make your own, find a tutorial right here!
Start by adding the puffed quinoa to a bowl and set it aside. Then add the peanut butter, honey, coconut oil, sea salt, vanilla powder and maca to a saucepan on low to medium heat. Stir well until everything is melted together and well mixed. Pour the mixture onto the puffed quinoa and mix everything together. Pour the mixture into a pan lined with parchment paper or food wrap for easy removal – make sure you press it in real tight with a spoon or spatula.
Melt the chocolate in a small saucepan on low to medium heat and stir in the almond milk. Pour the chocolate onto the quinoa layer and place it in the fridge for a couple of hours to set. Now all there is left to do is to cut it into bars of your desired size (I got 16 bars from this) and they’re ready to eat, enjoy!
Note: Store them in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer until serving.