We’re just five ingredients and a blink away from the dessert dupe of our childhood dreams. Chocolatey, gluten-free and completely addictive, these puffed quinoa crispy treats from our October Guest Editor, Deliciously Ella, are everything!
This Brit just seems to understand just what we want to eat, perfecting the healthy “girl food” genre to a tee! Grab her cookbook, try this recipe and please let us know how it turned out for you (or DM us when they’re ready and we’ll pop by…)
So these little treats are quite a revelation! They take 5 minutes to make and 10 minutes to set, so they’re the best easy dessert or snack to throw together when you’re pressed on time or seriously craving a sweet snack and need it pronto! Think of them as a healthy take on tradition rice crispy treats – although don’t worry they don’t taste healthy at all. They taste totally rich, chocolatey and indulgent. Rice crispy treats were my absolute favourite childhood dessert, so this recipe makes me especially happy!
There are so few ingredients in these too, which makes them so simple to make. You just need five ingredients: raw cacao, almond butter, coconut oil, maple syrup and puffed/popped quinoa. With the quinoa pops you can either buy popped quinoa – it’s pretty easy to find either in a health food shop or online (even Amazon has it!) – or you can make it yourself!
Ella’s Quinoa + Cacao Crispy Treats
Makes 20 small treats
2 cups of popped/puffed quinoa
1/3 cup of raw cacao powder
6 Tbsp pure maple syrup
5 Tbsp coconut oil
2 Tbsp almond butter (or another nut butter)
Place the coconut oil, cacao powder, maple syrup and almond butter into a saucepan and gently heat it for a few minutes until it’s totally smooth and melted. While this melts pour the quinoa pops into a mixing bowl.
Once the mix has melted, pour it over the quinoa pops and stir it all together, until all the quinoa pops are covered in chocolate.
Scoop the mix into small cupcake holders and place them in the freezer for twenty minutes, then serve and enjoy!