4-Ingredient Quinoa Chocolate Bars

Recipe posted in: Flex Meals & Snacks, Snacks, Snacks, Desserts
quinoa chocolate bar

Quinoa is added for a healthy crunch, and cocoa powder is paired with coconut oil for a sweet touch. These 4-Ingredient Quinoa Chocolate Bars are the ultimate healthy replica of a high-calorie chocolate bar.

Craving something sweet? Make these Quinoa Chocolate Bars. These delicious bars are a great alternative to a store-bought candy bar, and they won’t totally derail your healthy diet. Made from four nutritious ingredients including coconut oil. cocoa powder, quinoa and sweetened with Stevia, whip up these Quinoa Chocolate Bars for a sweet treat on the go. Not only are these bars made with a few simple ingredients, they also can be enjoyed in just a few simple steps. Simply puff and toast quinoa in a pot while melting coconut oil in a pan. Stir in cocoa powder and Stevia to melted coconut oil to form the chocolate base and finish with adding popped quinoa. Pour the mixture into a baking sheet and refrigerate until hardened. Remove from the fridge and cut this chocolatey creation into nine equal bars.

Each bar clocks in at just 87 calories and counts as one SmartCarb on your Nutrisystem meal plan. To make things easier for you, we’ve created a handy food tracker app that will make sure you’re not eating one too many Quinoa Chocolate Bars. Simply log each bar in the app, along with all of your daily intake, and you’ll know exactly where you’re at on your weight loss journey. Easily log your Quinoa Chocolate Bars right here in NuMi >

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Servings: 9 (1 bar)

Calories per Serving: 87

On Nutrisystem, Count As: 1 SmartCarb


  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 5 Tbsp. quinoa
  • 3 packets Stevia


  1. To make puffed quinoa, place a medium-sized pot on the stove top at medium-high heat.
  2. Pour in quinoa and top with a lid and shake pan.
  3. You’ll begin to hear pops. Continue till popping stops or until quinoa smell a little toasty.
  4. In another small pot set to medium, melt coconut oil. Add cocoa powder and Stevia. Stir in popped quinoa.
  5. Pour into a wax-lined baking sheet. Refrigerate until solid (~30-60 minutes).
  6. Cut into 9 pieces.
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