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Quinoa Nut & Seed Brittle with Dark Chocolate

This tasty treat is crispy, crunchy, nutty and nutrient-dense. Did you know Quinoa is actually a seed, not a grain, as well as a whole protein, meaning it contains all 9 essential amino acids? Say what?! So just let them enjoy this healthy dessert before you go telling them what’s in it. It’s a great snack for road trips, a long hike or to serve at your next party.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dessert
Servings: 16
Calories: 245kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 2 TB coconut oil melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1 cup mixed nuts chopped (cashew, pecan, macadamia)
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
  • 2 TB chia seeds
  • 8-12 ounces dark chocolate 70% or higher

Instructions

  • Line a large baking sheet with a silpat or parchment paper.
  • Mix the maple syrup, coconut oil, vanilla and salt together in a large mixing bowl.
  • Stir in the quinoa, nuts and seeds.
  • Mix well until fully combined.
  • Spread the quinoa mix evenly in a thin layer across the lined baking sheet.
  • Place in the oven and bake for 25-30 minutes, until the edges begin to caramelize.
  • While the brittle is baking, melt the chocolate.
  • Place the chocolate in a double broiler, small pot or microwave bowl and slowly melt the chocolate.
  • Once melted set it aside.
  • When done, remove the brittle from the oven.
  • Drizzle the chocolate over the top of the brittle.
  • When the baking pan has cooled, place in the fridge for 30 minutes until the chocolate hardens.
  • Once it’s hardened, break the brittle into chunks (any size you want).
  • Store it in a glass container at room temperature.
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 245kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 42mg | Potassium: 266mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 10IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 3mg
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