Quinoa Chocolate Bars-Vegan and gluten-free
Quinoa Chocolate Bars
  • ⅔ cup chopped almonds
  • ⅔ cup chopped walnuts
  • ½ cup pumpkin seeds
  • ½ cup flaxseed powder
  • 2 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 2 cups quinoa
  • ⅔ cup maple syrup
  • 2 Tbsp coconut oil
  • For the chocolate topping
  • 400gms vegan chocolate (chopped)
  • 2tbsp coconut oil
  • 4tbsp crushed pistachios
  • ¼th cup dried rose petals (optional)
  1. Line a 8inch baking dish with vegetable oil and parchment. Set this aside.
  2. In a bowl, put the chopped almonds, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, flaxseed powder, quinoa and mix well.
  3. Once combined, add both honey and coconut oil to the same bowl. Mix this well till everything is combined.
  4. Pour this mixture in your prepared pan and make sure to push down the mixture evenly and along the sides of the pan so that it takes its shape.
  5. Bake this for 20 minutes at 180°C.
  6. Once baked, let it cool completely. If you feel that the base is not firm enough, you can freeze it for an hour.
  7. Chocolate topping :
  8. In a bowl, put your chopped chocolate and coconut oil. Heat this in a microwave till completely melted.
  9. Pour the melted chocolate over your cooled quinoa bars. Spread the chocolate evenly on the surface and spread crushed pistachios and dried rose petals all over the top.
  10. Let this chill in the fridge for an hour. Enjoy!
Recipe by Bake with Shivesh at https://bakewithshivesh.com/quinoa-chocolate-bars/