Dark Chocolate Quinoa Crunch Peanut Butter Cups
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Serves: 12 cups
  • 1 tbsp quinoa, rinsed very well
  • 2 tablespoons natural peanut butter
  • 2 teaspoons coconut oil
  • pinch of fine sea salt
  • 1 cup dark chocolate, chopped
  1. Heat a heavy sauté pan medium low. Put one tbsp of wet/washed quinoa into the saute pan. Using a wooden spoon to start moving the quinoa around the pan.
  2. Once it gets hot, the water is absorbed and the quinoa starts popping you know it's drying out. Keep moving it around until the grains of quinoa start to brown and becomes fragrant. The whole process should take about 10 minutes.
  3. Melt chocolate using a double boiler or microwave, add toasted quinoa and stir until chocolate is completely melted. Using a spoon, drop a small amount of melted chocolate into the bottom of mini paper cups or a mini cup shaped mold. Using the spoon, push the melted chocolate up the sides of the paper cups/mold a bit. Place the chocolate-filled shells in the freezer to set, about 10 minutes.
  4. While the chocolate is in the freezer, mix up the peanut butter filling. Combine the peanut butter, coconut oil and salt, and stir until smooth and creamy. Remove the chocolate cups from the freezer, and place a dollop of the peanut butter filling in the middle of each chocolate shell (about a teaspoon per center). Be sure to leave a little room around the edges, for the chocolate filling to cover the sides. Return to the freezer for 10 more minutes. Cover each cup with a final layer of melted chocolate, and return to the freezer to set for at least 1 hour before serving.
Recipe by at https://www.mymoderncookery.com/dark-chocolate-quinoa-crunch-peanut-butter-cups/