These delicious chocolate quinoa cups require hardly any ingredients but are packed full of delicious flavours! The combination of chocolate and tahini balance out the sweet and bitter flavours perfectly and these cups have a wonderfully nutty hint despite not containing any.
If you have a sweet tooth you may want to substitute the melted chocolate drizzled across the top of the cups for a dairy free white chocolate version. If desired you could even add small chunks of white chocolate into the mixture for additional sweetness when you add the quinoa to the melted chocolate and tahini once it cools.
When creating this recipe I used puffed quinoa for the first time. I had been wanting to try it for a few months and I’m glad I finally have as it works perfectly in the recreation of these Rice Krispie bun style treats. I struggled to find any in stores so I actually ordered mine online, however, I have since come across instructions on how to make your own. Even though I like this ingredient, I realise it isn’t accesible to everyone so do not plan to use it in too many of my recipes going forwards.
When choosing your quinoa for this recipe, do keep in mind that some brands can not guarantee their product is gluten free due to cross contamination risk.
I use a silicone muffin tray to make these and normally split the mixture between six slots. If preferred you could make more or less of these chocolate quinoa cups depending on your desired size.
If you like this recipe using puffed quinoa you may also like my Chocolate Orange Puffed Quinoa Bark recipe which you can find here.
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