I quinoa believe it! Four ingredient chocolate peanut butter truffles 


 Most people we know LOVE chocolate. And peanut butter. But quinoa? We’re not even sure half our friends know how to pronounce it, let alone how to use it in their cooking. So we whipped up these incredible little truffles and served them as petit fours at a dinner party this week, but we kept shtum about our secret ingredient until after the fact. The verdict? They received rave reviews – they aren’t at all heavy or sickly like other truffles can be, and the quinoa gives them a lovely little crunch. They are packed with protein (so a much healthier kind of truffle) plus they are so easy (and inexpensive) to make. Our friends are totally converted. We hope you will be too!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup quinoa, uncooked
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp cacao powder (plus a little extra for dusting)
  • 4 tbsp peanut butter

Cook the quinoa by boiling it in water for around 12 minutes. Drain off the excess water and pop it in the fridge to cool for an hour. Once the quinoa has cooled, in a bowl combine it with the maple syrup, cacao and peanut butter. Shape the mixture into balls and dust with cacao. Store in the fridge.

Love, Mrs H xx



   

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2 thoughts on “I quinoa believe it! Four ingredient chocolate peanut butter truffles 

  1. Hi do you cover the quinoa with water or half fill pan? And can you freeze them? Do you know how many calories are in each energy bite and how many does this recipe make? Thanks Tanith

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  2. Hey Tanith! I cover the quinoa in water when cooking, and yes they are defo freezable! I prefer not to think of food in terms of calories but in terms of goodness so can’t help with that one but the recipe should make around 10-12 balls 🙂 thanks! xx

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