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Crispy Chocolate Quinoa Bars

Crispy Chocolate Quinoa Bars

Do you have a sweet tooth? Then you know how difficult it could be to resist the urge to eat a treat (often high in calories) at least once a day. Fortunately, there is no need to make sacrifices. You just have to opt for a healthy dessert and in the ideal case – homemade! Thus, you will be sure that the ingredients used are good for your organism and you will be able to consume it without remorse. In this vein, here is our new tempting recipe. Today we show you how to make crispy chocolate quinoa bars that are healthy and delicious.

Discover how to prepare these chocolate and quinoa bars, healthy and delicious

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If you are among our most impatient readers, you have most likely already taken a look at the video tutorial above. You have therefore seen that the preparation of the bars is indeed very simple. And to make your job even easier, we explain step-by-step how to make your own crispy and healthy bars.

Preparation time: 10 mins.
Total time: 120 mins.

Ingredients :

  • white quinoa – 180g
  • melted milk chocolate
  • vanilla extract – 1 tbsp. c.
  • 1 pinch of salt

Equipment :

  • stove
  • rubber spatula
  • it was
  • parchment paper
  • cake mold
  • knife

A healthy dessert recipe with only 4 ingredients

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The steps to follow:

  1. Heat the skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add the quinoa and stir constantly until the seeds have charred slightly. Remove from fire.
  3. In a bowl, pour the melted chocolate.
  4. Add a teaspoon of vanilla extract, then a pinch of salt. Mix everything well.
  5. Then, pour the puffed quinoa and mix.
  6. Line a cake tin with parchment paper.
  7. Pour in the chocolate quinoa mixture.
  8. Refrigerate for about 2 hours (or more).
  9. Take out of the fridge and cut into bars.

Cook the quinoa over medium heat, stirring constantly

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Remove from the heat when the quinoa is golden

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In a bowl, pour melted chocolate

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Add vanilla extract

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Then a pinch of salt

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Stir well to mix all the ingredients

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Then add the puffed quinoa to the bowl

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Mix everything well

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Pour the mixture into a cake tin lined with parchment paper

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Refrigerate for at least two hours

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Then take it out of the fridge…

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and cut into bars

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There you go, our crispy bars are ready

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Bonus tips

The preparation of each dish has its own little tricks that contribute to the perfect result. This is also the case with our crispy bars. Generally, they are super easy to make. So, we share with you below some secrets to successfully prepare them with a minimum of effort.

In principle, there are different culinary techniques for melting chocolate.

In the microwave

This method is a bit risky, as the chocolate tends to splash into the device. However, if this is your only option:

  1. Add a teaspoon of water to the container with the chocolate.
  2. Then put in the microwave for about 20 seconds.
  3. Take the container out and stir the chocolate.
  4. If needed, put back in the device for about 10 to 20 more seconds.

Water bath

The second option is a bit slower but safer. It involves melting the chocolate in a bain-marie.

  1. For this, you will need to put the chocolate in a heat-resistant container.
  2. Then place it in a pot of water.
  3. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low.
  4. Stir until the chocolate is well melted.

There are different ways to melt chocolate depending on how much time you have.

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Prepare the quinoa

Like most edible seeds, quinoa too should be washed well before cooking. Otherwise, it can taste slightly bitter, which is what you want to avoid for your chocolate dessert, right? Before you start making the recipe, make sure to wash the quinoa well, then rinse it.

Diversify the recipe

In addition to quinoa, you can consider incorporating other superfoods. chia or flax seeds, for example, are a fantastic option.

You can add other ingredients in the recipe like chia seeds which are super popular

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