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


  • 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)


  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!


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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