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Recipe: Quinoa Puff Chocolate Squares

Last Updated: 23rd Mar 2017
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Looking for an easy and totally moreish snack? We’ve got you covered. Our favourite foodie Les Petites Pestes has concocted the most wonderful chocolatey treats which are so easy to make, you’ll wonder why you haven’t thought of it before. Once you get the hang of it, you can get creative with the recipe, changing toppings as you fancy. Please note: we do not take any responsibility for any future addictions.

[recipe title=”Quinoa Puff Chocolate Squares” difficulty=”easy”]


For the base:
1.5 cups puffed quinoa or puffed rice (or a mix)
1/3 cup nut butter of your choice
2 tbsp + 2 tsp melted coconut oil
1/8 cup of maple syrup
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
pinch sea salt

For the chocolate sauce:
1/4 cup melted coconut oil
1/4 cup cacao powder
maple syrup to sweeten (to taste)
pinch sea salt


1// For the base:
Line a baking tray with baking paper. Melt the nut butter, melted coconut oil, maple syrup, vanilla and salt in a saucepan. Add your puffed cereal of choice and stir until completely coated with wet mixture.
Pour your coated puffed cereal into your baking tray and press down into an even firm compact bar. Place in freezer to firm up.

2// For the topping:
Melt coconut oil in a pan. Add in the cacao powder, sea salt, maple syrup.
Once your base is firm and chilled (at least 30 minutes), drizzle your topping over the cereal base and spread evenly with the back of a spoon. Place back in the fridge until completely firm.

You could repeat this to coat the two sides of the cereal bar.
You could garnish with toasted nuts, seeds, cacao nibs, rose petals and even sea salt


Make sure you check out Les Petites Pestes for more incredible recipes, amazing travel guides and much, much more. Follow Les Petites Pestes on Instagram for daily droolworthy food pics. 

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