You only need 3 ingredients and 20 minutes to make this yummy, better-for-you, quinoa dark chocolate bark – a sweet holiday gift!
Author:by Deanna Segrave-Daly, RD
1/2 cup uncooked tri-colored quinoa
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
8 ounces dark chocolate
In a saucepan coated with cooking spray, toast quinoa over medium heat for 2-3 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from stove and mix in salt.
Add chocolate to a sealable plastic bag and pound on it with a ladle or meat pounder until broken into small pieces. Pour into a microwave-safe bowl. Heat chocolate for 45-60 seconds in microwave and stir. Heat for 30 seconds and stir well. Repeat until all chocolate is melted.
Mix most of the quinoa mixture into the melted chocolate (save about 3 tablespoons to sprinkle on top.)
Line a 13×9-inch baking sheet with a lip with parchment paper. Pour in quinoa chocolate mixture and spread evenly until the entire pan is covered. Sprinkle remaining quinoa on top.
Freeze for 10-15 minutes or until set.
Remove from freezer and break into approximately 2-inch to 3-inch jagged pieces. Store in a sealed container/freezer bag in refrigerator or cool place.