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Packed with protein and other healthy goodness, these treats will satisfy your sweet tooth without compromising too much.
Similar to my favorite treat, but different twist. Tweaked this recipe from an email of some financial mailing list I’m on (random, I know) and I couldn’t find a source there.
- 1 cup quinoa, uncooked, and processed well in a food processor until flour-like (be patient and let it run for 5+ minutes)
- 2 cups quick oats
- scant 1/2 cup (44 grams) flax seed meal OR 1/4 cup whole flax seeds, ground
- 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
- 2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 3/4 cup honey
- 3/4 cup peanut butter (or almond butter or other nut/seed butter of your choosing)
- 2 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 cup non-dairy chocolate chips
Mix dry ingredients in a big bowl.
In a small saucepan over low heat, stir and heat honey and peanut butter until smooth. Add vanilla and stir well.
Add contents of saucepan to the dry ingredients and stir until fully incorporated, using your hands at the end if you need to. (Wet your hands first to keep them from sticking.)
Line a 9 x 13 glass baking pan with wax paper. Press the mixture into the pan firmly and evening, using your hands, a spatula or a straight sided glass to help.
In a small saucepan over low heat, heat the chocolate, stirring constantly. When all melted, remove from heat and spread on top of the treats with a rubber spatula. Refrigerate for 30+ minutes before cutting and serving. Store in the refrigerator or freezer.