As promised, I present to you these Red Quinoa Energy Bars which truly are a delight.
These quick energy bars are packed with goodness! Plus, they’re a healthy kids snack and are ready in under 10 minutes.
And of course, we mustn’t forget the dark chocolate chips, because who doesn’t love a bit of chocolate 🙂
What you’ll need:
10 dried figs
4 tablespoons of red quinoa
4 medjool dates
Pinch of sea salt
2 tablespoons of dark chocolate chips (vegan if desired)
2 tablespoons of sunflower seeds
1 1/2 tablespoons of pumpkin seeds
Let’s make us some easy red quinoa energy bars
Start off by gently roasting the red quinoa for a few minutes in an oven at 374 degrees F (190 degrees C), making sure not to burn the quinoa. This should take about 5 – 7 minutes.
Once the red quinoa is ready, take out of the oven, let cool, then place in a bowl. Add the pumpkin and sunflower seeds to the bowl, along with the chocolate chips and a pinch of salt.
Cut 4 of the Figs into chunky slices and place in the bowl.
Place the remaining 1 fig and the medjool dates into a food processor and blend until it resembles a paste like texture.
All that’s left is to mix everything together, transfer to a tray lined with baking paper, so our no bake energy bars won’t stick, and firmly press everything into an even layer.
Now place in the fridge for an hour until it sets.
Finally slice up your bars into the desired length of your choice, I cut mine up into roughly 2.3 – 1.5 inches (6 – 4 cm) pieces and store in the fridge in a closed plastic container.
They’re best when they’re straight out of the fridge.
So there you have it, let me know how yours turned out, I’d love to hear.
Until next time,
Have A Bright Day xx