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Quinoa Chocolate Drops

A candy worthy of your notice, this delectable bite is made with superfoods such as dark chocolate and dates and will have you ignoring the candy aisle at the store.
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Universal
Keyword: Gluten-Free, Holiday, Kid-Friendly, Plant-Based
Servings: 24 people
Calories: 154kcal
Author: Gale Compton


  • 1/3 cup quinoa pre-rinsed
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 16 dates whole, pitted, no sugar added
  • 1/2 cup almonds raw, with skin
  • 1/3 cup natural crunchy peanut butter optional, almond butter or SunButter
  • 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips


  • Add quinoa and water to a small saucepan, cover and bring to a boil, reduce heat to a simmer and cook approximately 12-15 minutes, or until all water has been absorbed. Quinoa should still be warm when adding to the ingredients below.
  • Add to a food processor or high powered blender, add dates, and pulse until they form a ball. Remove dates and place in a medium mixing bowl. Add almonds to the food processor and pulse until finely minced. Be careful not to turn the almonds into mill.
  • Add dates (ball), minced almonds, peanut butter and warm quinoa to the food processor and pulse until ingredients are well combined. Add chocolate chips and pulse until combined and chips are melted into the mixture.
  • Return ingredients to the mixing bowl, shape into 24 - 1" drops or balls. Roll drops in crushed almonds if desired. Place on a dish, refrigerate until set.


The fats in our Quinoa Chocolate Drops are healthy fats primarily from the almonds. The calories are mostly from the superfood dates, which is one of nature's sweetest foods.


Serving: 1drop | Calories: 154kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 2.9g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 20mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 1g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 5
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 5