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Chocolate Cherry Quinoa Bars

These Chocolate Cherry Quinoa Bars come together with ingredients like almonds, walnuts and quinoa, and are sweetened with maple syrup. I then top them with dark chocolate and tart, dry cherries.
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword Cherry, Dairy-Free, Dark Chocolate, Easy Dessert Recipes, Easy Snack Recipes, Healthy Dessert Recipes, Healthy Snack, Quinoa, Vegan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Resting Time 35 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 12 + servings
Author Naomi

Ingredients

  • FOR THE BAR:
  • 1/3 cup Almonds, unsalted, roughly chopped
  • 1/3 cup Walnuts, roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup Sunflower Seeds, roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup Badia Whole Trilogy Health Seeds: Flax, Chia, Hemp
  • 1 cup Ancient Harvest Traditional Organic White Quinoa
  • 1/3 cup Maple Syrup or Honey
  • Fine Sea Salt, just a pinch
  • 1 tbsp Nutiva Squeezable Organic Coconut Oil (linked below)
  • CHOCOLATE TOPPING:
  • 1 cup Hu Dark Chocolate Gems, Baking & Snacking Chips (linked below)
  • 1 tbsp Nutiva Squeezable Organic Coconut Oil
  • 3 tbsp Dried Red Cherries, unsweetened, roughly chopped

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, combine all bar ingredients and stir until well combined.
  • Place onto the prepared baking sheet, and spread a large piece of plastic wrap over the top. Use a rolling pin to spread the bar out to a 1/2 inch thickness.
  • Remove plastic wrap from bar and bake for 20-25 minutes, until the bar turns a nice golden brown. Allow to cool slightly while you melt the chocolate.
  • In a double boiler, melt the chocolate and coconut oil. Spread evenly over the cooked quinoa bar.
  • Allow to cool for 5 minutes before topping with the cherries.
  • Place in the freezer for 30 minutes, then remove and cut into bars.
  • Enjoy!