Peanut Butter-Chocolate Quinoa Hearts

Today, I thought I would try out my new silicone chocolate heart mold.    I have had good luck with silicone baking mats and silicone baking cups.  I thought it would be fun to make my husband some ” beer pairing chocolates” for Valentine’s Day this year.  ( that is still a work in progress).

Also, a few weeks ago, I picked up some toasted quinoa when I was out shopping.   Whenever I see a new ingredient, I like to bring it home and try it out.    This toasted quinoa comes crunchy already and is meant to put on top of salads.   I have a few more ideas on how I want to incorporate this toasted quinoa into my family’s cuisine

Adding this toasted quinoa to these chocolates made these taste like a crunch bar!

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Making homemade chocolates is ridiculously easy.   You can use any chocolate you prefer.  You can also add whatever flavors you like.

Peanut Butter

Mint

Berries

Citrus

Nuts

Quinoa

Anything.

Chocolate QUinoa

Melting any chocolate of your choice is easy too.  Just place chocolate + flavors in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave it for 30-second increments. And stir until it’s smooth.   This prep time takes less than 10 minutes.

Quinoa Peanut b hearts

Maybe you can make yours look a little neater than mine. 🙂

Peanut Butter Quinoa Crunch Truffles

Ingredients

  • 1 cup your favorite chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup toasted quinoa

Instructions

  1.  In a safe microwave dish, heat chocolate and peanut butter in the microwave for 30-second increments, and stir between each run. In a safe microwave dish, heat chocolate and peanut butter in the microwave for 30-second increments, and stir between each run.

  2. When the chocolate and peanut butter mixture is melted stir and add toasted quinoa and stir more. One of the chocolate and peanut butter mixture is melted stir and add toasted quinoa and stir more.

  3. With two spoons, place the chocolate into the silicone heart mold and cool in the fridge for 30 minutes to an hour.    Once cooled, pop out of the mold and enjoy! With two spoons, place the chocolate into the silicone heart mold and cool in the fridge for 30 minutes to an hour. Once cooled, pop out of the mold and enjoy!

Peanut Butter Chocolate Quinoa Hearts

These turned out kind of like crunch bars.   They were delicious and only took less than an hour to prepare. What a fun and easy Valentine’s Day gift for anyone. I plan to use this silicone heart baking mold again soon.

 

11 Comments

  1. I love the crunch the toasted quinoa will bring to this delicious dessert plus add a little nutrition. Perfect for Valentine’s Day.

     
  2. I’m super intrigued by the toasted quinoa! I’m going to look for it while I’m shopping today 🙂

     
    • I found the Quinoa in the ” healthy” part of the baking aisle at Wal-Mart. next to the coconut oil. coconut flour etc.

       
  3. These are so cute and tasty looking! I love that quinoa is added for some crunch and health!! 🙂

     
  4. What a fun recipe. SO quick and easy!

     
  5. love the addition of quinoa to this! I will have to try it out!

     
  6. Can you use raw cacoa nibs and sweetener? What do you think the amount on sweetener would be…ie xyla?

     
    • I have never worked with Cocoa Nibs. But if you can melt them like chocolate. then sure! If they’re dryer than your usual chocolate bar add some coconut oil or coconut butter.

       
  7. I love quinoa, but have never had toasted quinoa. I am sure that I would love it!

     
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