Quinoa Protein Bars Recipe

Looking for an easy Quinoa Protein Bars recipe? Learn how to make Quinoa Protein Bars using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by adchance

Makes 6 servings



http://skinnyms.com/quinoa-protein-bars/

Recipe Ingredients for Quinoa Protein Bars

1/3 cup quinoa
2/3 cup water
16 dates
1/2 cup almonds
1/3 cup Peanut Butter, Chunk Style
1/4 cup dark chocolate chips

Recipe Directions for Quinoa Protein Bars

  1. TIP: Make this recipe into 25 bite size balls and you've got a snack that's just under 100 calories!

  2. NOTE: The fats in our Quinoa Protein Bars are healthy fats primarily from the almonds. The calories are mostly from the dates, which is one of nature's sweetest foods. You will find only natural, unrefined sugars in this recipe which contains 4 SUPERFOODS--Quinoa, dates, almonds and dark chocolate.

  3. Add quinoa and water to a small sauce, cover and bring to a boil, reduce heat to a simmer and cook approximately 15 minutes or until all water has been absorbed. Cool to room temperature and refrigerate at least 2 hours...overnight will work.

  4. Using a food processor, add dates and pulse until they form a ball. Remove dates and place in a medium mixing bowl. Add almonds to the food processor and pulse until finely minced. Be careful not to turn the almonds into mill. Add dates, almonds, peanut butter and cold quinoa to the food processor and pulse until ingredients are well combined. Return ingredients to the mixing bowl, shape into 6 - 2" x 1" bars, about 1" thickness. Place on a dish, refrigerate until chocolate is set.

  5. In a small saucepan, add chocolate chips .melt over low heat or in a double-boiler. Evenly spread chocolate over the top of each protein bar, return to the refrigerator and allow chocolate to harden. Bars can be stored in an airtight container for several days.

Categories

Snacks

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 84.6g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
248
Calories from Fat
117
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
13.0g
20%
Saturated Fat
2.4g
12%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
4mg
0%
Potassium
358mg
10%
Total Carbohydrates
30.4g
10%
Dietary Fiber
4.5g
18%
Sugars
18.2g
Protein
7.3g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 4% Iron 7%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
Legend

Fat
Protein
Carbs
Alcohol
Other

Calorie Breakdown
Nutrition Breakdown
Daily Values
Daily Values

Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B+
  Good points
  • No cholesterol
  • Very low in sodium
  •   Bad points
  • High in sugar
  • Join Calorie Count - It's Easy and Free!
    CREATE FREE ACCOUNT
    Advertisement