Quinoa & chocolate festive crispies
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Serves: 10
A healthier version of the much adored chocolate crispies from my childhood days.
  • 6 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons almond butter
  • 4 heaped tablespoons raw cacao powder
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • pinch of salt
  • 60g (1 ½) cups popped / puffed Quinoa
  • ¼ cup cranberries
  • ¼ cup pistachios
  • Pour into a lined loaf pan and chill until set.
  1. Place the quinoa puffs into a mixing bowl.
  2. Add the coconut oil, raw cacao and salt to a saucepan on medium heat and slowly mix as the coconut oil melts and a chocolate sauce is formed.
  3. Remove from the heat and mix in the almond butter and maple syrup and stir.
  4. Once thoroughly mixed, spoon into the mixing bowl with the quinoa puffs and mix everything together, ensuring all the puffs are coated with the chocolate/almond sauce.
  5. Line a baking tray with baking paper and evenly spread the chocolate crispies on the tray, pressing down with your hands to ensure the mixture is compact and pressed right into the corners of the tray.
  6. Add the pistachio nuts and cranberries on top and press them into the mixture with your fingers.
  7. Place the tray in the freezer and allow to set for half an hour or place it in the firdge for a couple of hours to set.
  8. Once ready to be enjoyed, cut the bar into serving portions and enjoy!
Recipe by JESSIPES - Live in a Body You LOVE at https://jessipes.co.uk/quinoa-chocolate-festive-crispies/