Puffed Quinoa and Peanut Butter Bars

Puffed Quinoa and Peanut Butter Bars

Puffed quinoa and peanut butter bars are a great choice for a hiking snack. They provide a good balance of carbohydrates, protein, and healthy fats to keep you energized during your outdoor adventure.

servings: 12 | calories: 300 | cooking time: 0 min | weight: 57 gr / oz
Category: dairy-free, gluten-free, high-energy, lightweight, no-cook, snacks, vegan, vegetarian

nutrition info:

calories: 300, protein: 8.2 g, carbs: 22.4 g, fat: 21.5 g, sugars: 12.6 g, sodium: 70 mg

you'll need:

1 cup Medjool dates iHerb
1 cup puffed amaranth or quinoa
1/3 cup shelled pumpkin seeds, unsalted
1/3 cup shelled sunflower seeds, unsalted
1 cup creamy peanut butter
2 tablespoons virgin coconut oil, melted
1 bar dark chocolate (70% cacao) (about 100g/3.5oz), broken into chunks
1/3 cup unsweetened shredded coconut

at home:

Line a 25 x 20 cm (8 x 10 inch) baking dish with parchment paper.
Pulse dates in a food processor until you get a sticky paste.
Add puffed quinoa, seeds, peanut butter, and coconut oil; mix well.
Put paste into prepared baking dish and spread evenly, pressing down firmly with your fingers.
Melt chocolate and pour over pressed mixture. Dust with coconut flakes.
Cool to room temperature; then refrigerate about 2 hours, or until firm.
Remove slab from baking dish, cut into 12 bars.
Wrap each bar in waxed paper or aluminum foil.
Store Puffed Quinoa and Peanut Butter bars in an airtight container in the fridge for up to one month, until you are ready to put them in a your backpack.

on the trail:


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  1. Kelly on May 22, 2022 at 4:49 pm

    Great recipe! How long will these keep once on the trail?

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