Healthy Puffed Quinoa and Chocolate Snack

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Do you sometimes crave chocolate during the day, but you don’t feel like eating chocolate bars full of sugar and fat? Here is a super simple recipe for a Healthy Puffed Quinoa and Chocolate Snack ! These chocolate squares made with puffed quinoa contain only 120 calories! Plus, they’re vegan and gluten-free.

What is puffed quinoa?

For this healthy quinoa and chocolate snack recipe, you need puffed quinoa. Be careful not to confuse them with the classic quinoa seeds. The puffed quinoa looks like small beige balls, very light in weight, and empty inside. They are used as is to add to homemade granola, muesli or on porridge.

The preparation of puffed quinoa is the same as for popcorn. The quinoa seeds, rinsed and dried beforehand, are heated which makes them swell and obtain their ball shape.

Personally, I bought my puffed quinoa ready-made, as I don’t use it often enough to make it worthwhile to make it at home. However, if you feel like making your own puffed quinoa, I recommend this recipe for Popped Quinoa by Pepperbowl.

Healthy Puffed Quinoa and Chocolate Snack
Healthy Puffed Quinoa and Chocolate Snack

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Healthy Quinoa and Chocolate Snack Recipe

For 16 servings, you need the following ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 cups puffed quinoa (150 g)
  • 200 g of dark chocolate, 70 %
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • 2 tablespoons of agave syrup

Are you missing an ingredient? Here are some tips on how to substitute certain ingredients.

Preparation

Melt the chocolate and coconut oil in a double boiler.

In a bowl, pour the puffed quinoa, melted chocolate, almond butter and agave syrup. Mix everything well.

Line a glass pan with baking paper. Then pour the puffed quinoa chocolate over the top, spreading it out and flattening it well. Then place in freezer for 1 hour.

Remove from freezer, remove baking paper and cut into 16 squares. Keep the chocolate and quinoa squares in the refrigerator.

Healthy Puffed Quinoa and Chocolate Snack

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I substitute some of the ingredients ?

As with every blog post, here are some tips for substituting ingredients in this recipe:

  • Puffed Quinoa: You can replace some of the puffed quinoa with other fruits or seeds such as peanuts, toasted almonds or hazelnuts, coconut flakes etc.
  • Dark chocolate: you can replace dark chocolate with milk chocolate or even white chocolate.
  • Almond butter: You can replace almond butter with peanut butter, coconut oil or hazelnut butter.
  • Coconut oil: You can replace coconut oil with butter or margarine.
  • Agave syrup: You can replace agave syrup with sugar, brown sugar or honey.

How long do these healthy puffed quinoa snacks keep in the fridge?

You can store these puffed quinoa snacks for up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator in a tightly sealed container.

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Healthy Puffed Quinoa and Chocolate Snack

Do you sometimes crave chocolate during the day, but you don’t feel like eating chocolate bars full of sugar and fat? Here is a super simple recipe for a Healthy Puffed Quinoa and Chocolate Snack ! These little chocolate squares made with puffed quinoa contain only xx calories. Plus, they’re vegan and gluten-free.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Resting time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine International
Servings 16
Calories 122 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 2 cups puffed quinoa 150 g
  • 200 g of dark chocolate 70 %
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • 2 tablespoons of agave syrup

Instructions
 

  • Melt the chocolate and coconut oil in a double boiler.
  • In a bowl, pour the puffed quinoa, melted chocolate, almond butter and agave syrup. Mix everything well.
  • Line a glass pan with baking paper. Then pour the puffed quinoa chocolate over the top, spreading it out and flattening it well. Then place in freezer for 1 hour.
  • Remove from freezer, remove baking paper and cut into 16 squares. Keep the chocolate and quinoa squares in the refrigerator.

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Nutrition

Sodium: 3mgCalcium: 13mgVitamin A: 5IUSugar: 5gFiber: 1gPotassium: 97mgCholesterol: 1mgCalories: 122kcalTrans Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 4gFat: 7gProtein: 1gCarbohydrates: 8gIron: 2mg
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