Loaded with healthy fats, healing collagen, and the slightest bit of maple syrup, these fat bomb bites make the perfect mid-meal or pre/post workout snack. They'd even be killer, healthy treats for dessert!
- Mixing bowl
- 9x9 glass baking dish, or other baking dish of similar size
- Parchment paper
- 1 2/3 cups cooked quinoa
- 1/3 cup chopped nuts (pecans, walnuts, almonds, etc.)
- 1/3 cup 70%+ dark chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup shredded coconut
- 2 tbs pure maple syrup
- 1 tbs honey
- 1 tbs pure vanilla extract
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/3 cup nut butter (almond, cashew, etc)
Yield: About 8-10 bars (depending on how big you cut them)
Pre-heat oven to 375
Combine still warm quinoa with nuts, cinnamon, and chocolate chips. In a separate bowl, combine wet ingredients (except nut butter) and then add to dry, mixing all together. Add nut butter last.
Choose a baking dish depending on thickness preferred for bars. I typically use a 9x9 inch glass-baking dish.
Line pan with parchment paper and pour in quinoa mixture. Sprinkle with sea salt before baking.
Bake for 15 minutes then refrigerate overnight. Remove parchment paper/baked quinoa from the dish and gently place upside down on a cutting board. Slowly peel away the parchment paper from the bar and then turn right side up again. Use a pizza slicer or sharp knife to cut the bars. Feel free to add or substitute additional ingredients such as coconut flakes, chia seeds, nuts, etc. Store in an airtight container in the fridge. These bars transport pretty easily in either a Tupperware, Ziploc bag or parchment paper.