I have been a quinoa fan for quite a while. I have used it as a side, cooking it with both water and with veggie broth. I have used it in chili, for additional texture since my chili is meatless. I have used it as the base for a Greek themed salad with cucumbers, feta, cherry tomatoes, kalamata olives, chick peas, and whatever other veggies I have available. What I never thought about using it for, was a snack bar.
We are still working on eating as little refined sugar as possible, and Sally’s Baking Addiction’s 1 Bowl Quinoa Crunch Snack Bars fit the bill. I happen to have tri-color quinoa on hand.
The recipe calls for coarsely chopped almonds…my food processor seems to favor either big chunks of nut or nut meal.
The colors of the ingredients are fun!
I used peanut butter, as usual, because we love it (as does Fargo, who always gets to have a tiny bit every time I open the jar).
Sally says you can use an 8 or 9 inch casserole, but I think 8 inch may be too small. I baked slightly longer than called for and I think that slightly thinner bars would be better.
As much as I love dark chocolate, I opted out of the drizzle. Honestly, these were amazing without it. Chocolate makes everything better, so I’m sure they would be more amazing with it.