Happy holidays from RVegan! Did you know quinoa pops like popcorn? It becomes a tiny, crunchy little treat. Perfect texture for this sweet and salty dessert. Watch out, they are very addictive. Don't say I didn't warn you!
|Quinoa Crispy Treats|
Quinoa Crispy Treats
(approximately 25 balls)
vegan, gluten free, soy free, no bake
3 Tbsp flax seed meal
1 cup pitted dates
1 cup raisins
3 tbsp peanut butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 Tbsp coconut oil (optional)
1 1/2 cups quinoa crispies (see recipe below)
dash sea salt
In a food processor, combine and process all except the quinoa. Scoop processed mixture into a bowl.
Stir in 1/2 cup of the quinoa and mix well. Form into 1 inch balls. Roll each ball in remaining quinoa to coat. Ready to serve.
For the Quinoa Crispies:
2 cups water
1 cup quinoa
1 tbsp coconut oil (or vegetable oil)
dash sea salt
In a pot, bring water to a boil. Reduce heat to low, and stir in quinoa. Cook quinoa 5 minutes and strain immediately. In a pan, ove medium heat, heat oil. Add strained quinoa and salt, stirring constantly with a spatula to prevent burning. The quinoa will start popping like popcorn. It appears to get smaller when it pops. After about 5 minutes the quinoa should be popping like crazy. Turn heat to low, continuously stirring until golden brown and crispy. Taste for desired crispyness. Remove from heat and allow to cool.