Quinoa Chocolate Drops

Quinoa Chocolate Drops


1/3 cup quinoa, pre-rinsed
2/3 cup water
16 whole (pitted) dates, no sugar added
1/2 cup raw almonds with skin
1/3 cup natural crunchy peanut butter (optional, almond butter or SunButter)
1/3 cup dark chocolate chips


Add quinoa and water to a small saucepan, cover and bring to a boil, reduce heat to a simmer and cook approximately 12-15 minutes, or until all water has been absorbed. Quinoa should still be warm when adding to the ingredients below.

Add to a food processor or high powered blender, add dates, and pulse until they form a ball. Remove dates and place in a medium mixing bowl. Add almonds to the food processor and pulse until finely minced. Be careful not to turn the almonds into mill.

Add dates (ball), minced almonds, peanut butter and warm quinoa to the food processor and pulse until ingredients are well combined. Add chocolate chips and pulse until combined and chips are melted into the mixture.

Return ingredients to the mixing bowl, shape into 24 – 1″ drops or balls. Roll drops in crushed almonds if desired. Place on a dish, refrigerate until set.

Nutrition Facts

Yields: 24 – 1″ drops
serving size: 1 drop
Calories: 154
Total Fat: 4 g
Saturated Fats: 1 g
Trans Fats: 0 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 20 mg
Carbohydrates: 29 g
Dietary fiber: 3.2 g
Sugars: 24 g
Protein: 2.9 g

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