Hazelnut quinoa coconut bars (edited recipe)

popped quinoa bars

Yesterday morning my son mentioned Ferrero Rocher Chocolates (he is rather partial) and it put a taste idea into my head.

So I rummaged around in the larder and made these – I reckon they are a pretty good sugar free nod to the original and the nicest ‘sweet treat’ I’ve concocted so far on this diet!

Hazelnut coconut quinoa bars

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp hazelnut butter
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 3 tbsp unsweetened desiccated coconut
  • 75g popped quinoa
  • sprinkle of salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • sweetener, to taste, (I used 2 tsp xylitol)

Directions:

  1. Melt coconut oil, nut butter, vanilla extract, and sweetener in a bowl over simmering water
  2. Spread the popped quinoa and desiccated coconut on a baking sheet, sprinkle with a little salt and roast until just browned
  3. Stir the desiccated coconut and popped quinoa into the mixture
  4. press mixture into a cling-film lined tin
  5. Sprinkle desiccated coconut over the top and leave to cool
  6. Place in refrigerator for 30-60 mins until firm
  7. Slice into bars and enjoy.

I’ve edited and updated this recipe. The second time I made these bars a few tweaks improved them no end!

I guess you could use any nut butter of your choice, and add roasted nuts or seeds or coconut milk…..

The options for increasing the yumminess are endless!

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One comment on “Hazelnut quinoa coconut bars (edited recipe)

  1. the bars look sooo lovely and intriguing, and this is such a simple recipe to make, the combination of ingredients sound really great, thank you for sharing the recipe ^^

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