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Chewy Chocolate Quinoa Pop Squares

 These were an experiment that went pretty well! In the midst of my ‘no sugar’ diet I was craving something chewy and chocolatey so thought I’d try something new.

These are best when kept in the freezer as the sugar-free chocolate melts so fast otherwise.


1/4 cup natural peanut butter

1/4 cup smooth cashew butter

1/2 cup rice syrup

2 tsp vanilla extract

1/4 cup raw cacao powder

2 cups quinoa pops (popped quinoa)

For the chocolate:

1/2 cup raw cocoa butter, chopped into small chards

1/2 cup coconut oil

1/2 cup raw cacao powder

1/4 cup rice malt syrup, to taste


In a pan, on a low to medium heat, melt together the peanut butter, cashew butter and rice syrup. Once combined, take off the heat and stir in the vanilla extract. (This mix is so delicious even on its own – I might try making a sugar-free snickers bar with them!).

In a large bowl, mix together the quinoa pops and raw cacao powder. Then pour caramel mix over and mix well until all the quinoa pops are covered.

Line an 8″ baking tray with grease proof paper, pour the quinoa mix in and flatten with a spatula.

Set in the freezer while making the chocolate topping.

For the chocolate, melt the coconut oil and cocoa butter in a pan. Once completely melted mix in the raw cacao powder and rice malt syrup. Once all combined and tasting delicious, pour over your quinoa pop mix and set in the freezer for 20 minutes.

Then cut up and store in a box in the freezer. For as long as they will last without being eaten…. 2 days in my case!

Freeze. Eat. Enjoy.

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I'm Anna. Paper and Pearl is my creative outlet. I love making things, from crafting for fabulous weddings, parties and events to baking in my kitchen. I am the proud owner of a Fine Art degree and have experience writing for one of the leading online wedding magazines in Europe, styling weddings, as a bridal consultant in a beautiful wedding dress shop in Dublin, as well as experience as a professional cake decorator and junior pastry chef. Always on the lookout for a new DIY project.... if it involves glitter it's the icing on the cake!

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