I’ve recently joined the ever popular quinoa fan club. Been curious about what this magical little beads were… and once I tried them, I was hooked! So I searched around for easy snack recipes using quinoa… and found something I wanted to try.
Best part… it gave me a chance to use these peanut buttery goodies in recipes other than fruit, cookies, and sandwiches. 🙂
“Okay, Carmen… what exactly did you make?”
Puffed Quinoa Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls, of course! These little suckers are so quick and simple to make… and YUMMY! Check em out… and give them a shot!
Puffed Quinoa Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls!
- 1 cup puffed quinoa I made my own by heating a cup of quinoa in a heavy pot over medium-high heat.
- 1/4 cup Skippy Salted Caramel peanut butter
- 1/4 cup Skippy Dark Chocolate peanut butter
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Combine peanut butter, maple syrup, and vanilla in a large bowl. If the mixture is too firm, heat it in the microwave or on the stove for a little bit.
- Add puffed quinoa to peanut butter mixture and combine.
- Place mixture in the fridge for about 15 minutes to firm.
- Remove from fridge and roll into balls. Return to fridge for 15 minutes and serve.
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Carmen is a mom, life strategist, religion teacher, best selling author, advice columnist, foodie wannabe, and advocate for victims of narcissistic abuse. She is currently living la vida loca in Vegas with her not-so-little human… prepping him for med school while pseudo-adulting, Tahitian dancing, and exploring the delicious world of bubble tea *woo!*