Chocolate Quinoa Snack Bars
Do any of you suffer from extreme afternoon munchies? I do! Three-o-clock rolls around and I'm like where my peaches at??? During the semester I'm usually done with my classes by mid-afternoon, so it's easy for me to run home and fix up a
Yields 5 bars
1 tbsp coconut oil
1/2 cup rinsed quinoa
1 cup oats
1/4 chia seeds
1/2 cup almonds
1/2 cup vegan semi-sweet chocolate chips
3 tbsp agave
1. Melt coconut oil in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in uncooked quinoa and oats. Toast until a nutty aroma begins to develop or about 5-8 minutes.
2. Combine quinoa, oats, chia, chocolate chips, almonds and agave until fully incorporated. Line a 4x5 baking dish with parchment paper then press the mixture down in it until smooth. Place a second piece of parchment paper over the top of the mixture and firmly press down until the surface of the mixture is smooth. Refrigerate for a minimum of 2 hours. Serve or store in an airtight container at room temperature or chilled in the refrigerator.