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Raw Quinoa Pop Chocolates

By Sunday, June 16, 2013 , , , , , ,


These remind me of making rice crispy cakes with my mum when I was a child. The rich, creamy taste of raw chocolate combined with the crunchy texture of the quinoa pops are perfect together, and I love how simple they are to make too!





You will need:

1/4 cup coconut oil, melted in a small bowl in a hot water bath
1/4 cup raw cacao powder
2 tbsps lucuma powder
1 tbsp maple syrup
3 tbsps puffed quinoa/quinoa pops

Combine the first 4 ingredients in a bowl, mixing very well to avoid any lumps, then stir in your quinoa pops. Pour into an ice cube tray and allow to cool and set in the freezer, then remove from the tray and enjoy!

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13 comments

  1. Could you not just make them the same way chocolate rice krispie cakes are made and stir in melted dark chocolate? I don't know where I could buy maple syrup, lacuma powder or raw cacao powder.

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    1. Yes you could, but that slightly defeats the purpose of these being raw chocolates. All the ingredients can easily be found at health food shops or online :)

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  2. Should these be stored in the fridge or freezer once they've been made?

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    1. That all depends on how hot your house is! Raw chocolate needs to be stored at a cool temperature to avoid melting, ideally the coldest place in your house. If not the fridge is fine :)

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  3. could you substitute the coconut oil for nuttelex??

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    1. I honestly have no idea, I've never heard of nuttelex before. It might work, it's worth a try :)

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    2. nuttelex is a spread that's made from vegetable sources like canola and sunflower, or would this impact the taste?

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    3. No, they are not solids at room temperature like coconut oil, so they will stay runny and will not make chocoalte

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  4. What can I use instead of puffed quinoa?

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    1. You can add anything you like, but then they'd just be raw chocolates with things added, rather than quinoa pop chocolates. The fun is in the pop!

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  5. This might sound silly but when it says 1/4 cup coconut oil is that when it's solid or melted ? These look amazing !

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    1. It doesn't really matter which, as long as the coconut oil is well pressed into the measuring cup it'll work out very similar :)

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  6. I've recently realised, after years of thinking my body was just 'weird', that I infact have a gluten/dairy intolerance. Having found your amazing recipes, am making these today for my sister and I, so we can still enjoy some yummy treats whilst slowly detoxing our bodies from all the rubbish we've been filling it with.

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