Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Quinoa Nut Balls

These are so yummy! Adapted from Angela who has many other great recipes.  I am always in a hurry so instead of forming the mixture into balls, I just line a pan with saran wrap and press into a 1/2" layer into the pan.  Put in fridge to firm then cut into squares.

  • 1 cup puffed quinoa (if making your own Puffed Quinoa you may need 1.5 - 2 cups)
  • ½ cup peanut butter (or any nut butter)
  • 3-4 tbsp agave nectar (or honey)
  • 1 tbsp crushed peanuts (optional, or nut used)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • vegan dark chocolate (optional)
  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the peanut butter, agave and vanilla. You may need to warm mixture slightly on stove if too firm.
  2. Add the puffed quinoa (and peanuts, if using), and stir to combine.
  3. Place mixture in the fridge for 15 minutes to let it firm up.
  4. Remove from fridge, roll into 12 balls, and return to fridge for 15 minutes before serving.
  5. Optional: dip some or all of the balls in the melted chocolate or drizzle on top of squares or if you are in a hurry just chop some chocolate and throw into the mixture.

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