Dark Chocolate Quinoa Bark

Dark Chocolate Quinoa Bark

With just 2 ingredients and minimal prep, you can make this sweet-and-crispy dark chocolate quinoa bark—made with puffed quinoa! A deliciously simple and more fuel-filled Christmas chocolate bark option. Or, a tasty homemade Christmas gift that’s sure to please!

Simply heat uncooked quinoa in a skillet and watch it pop and puff up like magic. Mix it into the chocolate base, and you’ve got a superfood version of a Crunch candy bar! And, YOU get to choose the chocolate! You can stick with classic milk chocolate, dairy-free for a vegan holiday bark, or even make a white chocolate quinoa bark. Personally, I like to use a 60% cacao or darker chocolate for minimal added sugars and maximum antioxidant benefits!

Ingredients

  • 8 oz dark chocolate, or chocolate of choice
  • 1/3 cup quinoa, uncooked
  • Procedure

  • To make puffed quinoa:
  • Heat a wide nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Test a pinch of quinoa—if it pops within a few seconds, the skillet is ready! If not, let it heat up a bit more.
  • Once skillet is hot enough, toss out any test quinoa. Sprinkle fresh quinoa onto skillet—just enough to cover the skillet in a single layer, but not too crowded.
  • When quinoa begins to pop, lift and shake the skillet off the heat, and pour into a bowl.
  • Repeat until you have ⅓ cup puffed quinoa or as much as desired. I like to puff a bit of extra quinoa to sprinkle on top!
  • (You may burn some quinoa at first, but I recommend NOT using the burned quinoa in your chocolate bark! Properly puffed quinoa will taste best.)
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  • To make Dark Chocolate Quinoa Bark:
  • Melt chocolate in a bowl over a double boiler or in the microwave.
  • Fold in puffed quinoa and spread over a sheet of parchment paper on a baking sheet until you have a layer about ¼-⅛ inch thick.
  • Allow to firm up in the fridge, about 2-4 hours.
  • Once set, break chocolate sheet into pieces with your hands!
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  • *Use dairy-free chocolate for vegan chocolate bark.
  • **Nutrition provided for dark chocolate quinoa bark made with 60% dark chocolate, divided into 16 pieces. Exact values will vary slightly, depending on size of bark pieces.
  • Per piece: 1g fiber | 6g sugars
  • Nutritional Info

    Serving: 1 piece
    16 servings
    Calories: 94

    • 10g Carbs

    • 6g Fat

    • 2g Protein

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