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Quinoa Almond Joy Bars

You will have no regrets when you enjoy one of these scrumptious almond joy bars, packed with superfoods and delicious flavors.
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Budget-Friendly, Gluten-Free, Vegetarian
Servings: 14 people
Calories: 94kcal
Author: Gale Compton

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup quinoa dry
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 12 whole dates no sugar added
  • 1/2 cup whole almonds with skins, optional 1/2 coarse almond meal
  • 1/2 cup coconut finely grated
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons water
  • 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (for gluten-free chips we used Enjoy LIfe)

Instructions

  • Add quinoa and water to a small saucepan, cover and bring to a boil, reduce heat to a simmer and cook approximately 15 minutes or until all water has been absorbed. Cool to room temperature and refrigerate at least 2 hours...overnight will work. One cup cooked quinoa can be used if already made.
  • Add dates, almonds, coconut, and cooked quinoa to the food processor and pulse until ingredients are well combined and a ball forms. Return ingredients to the mixing bowl, and add one teaspoon of water at a time, until mixture holds together. Shape into 14 - minibars.
  • In a small saucepan, add chocolate chips and melt over low heat or in a double-boiler. Drizzle warm chocolate over each bar. Refrigerator and allow chocolate to harden. Bars can be stored in an airtight container for several days or frozen in a freezer-safe dish.

Nutrition

Serving: 1mini bar | Calories: 94kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 2mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 4
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 4