Superfood Siobhan

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Raw Vegan Choc Drizzled Quinoa Pop Chew bars

By Thursday, September 05, 2013 , , , ,

These are like a adult, plant based version of rice krispy cakes that I used to make as a child. Instead of rice krispies I used puffed quinoa and packed it with superfoods, and instead of melted milk chocolate, I made a sticky date caramel to stick it all together, and drizzled it all with rich, raw chocolate. This is a snacking indulgence and you're guaranteed to love every bite.

You will need:

2 cups Puffed quinoa
1/3 cup (30g) Goji berries
1/2 cup (50g) Oats (I used gluten free)
1/4 cup (40g) Flaked/slivered almonds
1 tbsp Maca powder
1/2 cup (100g) Fresh dates
1/4 cup Coconut oil
1/2 cup + 2 tbsps Almond milk

For the raw chocolate:
2 tbsps (20g) Raw cacao powder
1 tbsp Maple syrup/agave nectar
1 tsp Lucuma powder
2 tbsps Coconut oil

First the dates, coconut oil and almond milk in the food processor and process until it makes a gooey, sticky caramel. Set aside, combine the other ingredients well in a large mixing bowl, then fold in the date caramel. The mixture should be thick and sticky. Line a square baking tray approximately 8x8" with greaseproof paper, and spread the mixture evenly in the tray. Place in the freezer to set, and begin working on the raw chocolate drizzle. Melt the coconut oil in a hot water bath and add it to the cacao powder slowly, then mix well to combine all the ingredients for the raw chocolate. Remove the quinoa bars from the freezer and Using a teaspoon, drizzle the raw chocolate evenly over the bars. Place back into the freezer to ensure the bars have set, and then chop into 12 bars. You can store these in either the fridge for up to a week or indefinitely in the freezer, just defrost before eating

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  1. These look great! what is a substitute for the Lucuma powder?

    1. There isn't one! The lucuma powder is a superfood that I add for extra nutrients, it's not necessary :)

  2. Is it absolutely necessary to use maca powder?

    1. No, but a lot of the nutrition comes from the maca powder :)

  3. I can't seem to find quinoa puffs, so I was wondering if you thought millet puffs could be a viable alternative?

    1. Definitely! Even rice puffs would work!

  4. do you think puffed amaranth would work? It's the only puffed grain I can find!