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Chocolate Chip Quinoa Energy Bars

These Chocolate Chip Quinoa Energy Bars are easy to make, healthy and yummy.
Course Snack
Cuisine Quinoa
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 227kcal
Author Wendy Polisi

Ingredients

  • 1 cup almonds chopped
  • 1 cup Quinoa Flakes or rolled oats
  • ¼ cup sesame seeds
  • ¼ cup hemp seeds or sunflower seeds
  • ¼ cup chia seeds or ground flaxseeds
  • ½ cup honey or maple syrup
  • ½ cup coconut palm sugar or sugar of choice
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 cups millet puffs Quinoa Puffs or puffed rice cereal
  • ½ cup chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line and 8 inch square baking dish with parchment paper, allowing the paper to extent over the side. Set aside.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Spread almonds, quinoa flakes, sesame seeds, hemp seeds and chia or flax seeds on the baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl.
  • Meanwhile, place honey or maple syrup, coconut palm sugar, coconut oil and sea salt in a saucepan. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Cook for about 5 minutes, or until thickened. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Allow to cool slightly.
  • Pour sugar mixture over the quinoa flakes and stir in millet puffs and chocolate chips. Stir well and pour into prepared baking dish in an even layer. Place a piece of parchment paper on top of the mixture and press down to flatten. Let stand at room temperature for 2 hours.
  • Invert from pan and cut into 16 bars.

Notes

Servings 16, Calories 214, Fat 11g, Carbohydrates 25.8g, Protein 4.3g, Cholesterol 1mg, Sodium 78mg, Fiber 2.7g, Sugars 16.6g, WW Pts 6

Nutrition

Calories: 227kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 87mg | Potassium: 90mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 30IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 75mg | Iron: 1.7mg