Chocolate Covered Quinoa Trail Mix

This Chocolate Covered Quinoa Trail Mix is not only a great snack, it is fabulous sprinkled on top of your morning granola or quinoa.
Course Snack
Cuisine Quinoa
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 310kcal
Author Wendy Polisi


  • 1 cup quinoa rinsed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup gluten free granola
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
  • ΒΌ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup cashews
  • 1 cup almonds
  • 1 cup dried cherries
  • 1 cup dried cranberries


  • Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • Pour olive oil into a skillet and heat to medium. Add quinoa and cook for 6 to 8 minutes, stirring often, until quinoa begins to turn golden brown. Transfer to a small bowl. Place granola in another small bowl.
  • Melt chocolate in the top of a double boiler. (A metal bowl over a pot of boiling water will work too.) Be careful not to allow water to touch the chocolate. Once the chocolate is melted, stir in the salt
  • Pour half of the melted chocolate over the quinoa and half over the granola. Stir each to oat and transfer to the prepared baking sheets. Refrigerate until set. Break into bite size chunks and place in a large bowl. Add cashews, almonds, cherries and cranberries and mix until combined. Store in an airtight container.


Servings 16, Calories 242, Fat 14.2g, Carbohydrates 24.7g, Protein 5.8g, Cholesterol 4mg, Sodium 52mg, Fiber 3.1g, Sugars 10.2g


Calories: 310kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 53mg | Potassium: 208mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 305IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 65mg | Iron: 2.1mg