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    Dark Chocolate Bark with Quinoa and Nuts

    This Dark Chocolate Bark with Quinoa & Nuts is full of healthy fats and antioxidants; it's a healthy choice to satisfy your sweet cravings!

    uncooked red quinoa
    1 1/2
    dark chocolate chips
    almonds, chopped
    cashews, chopped
    dried cranberries
    peanut butter chips
    Cover a baking sheet with wax paper and set aside.
    Thoroughly rinse the quinoa to remove the saponin (bitter taste), then strain the quinoa in a fine mesh sieve and rinse with fresh water.
    Add wet quinoa to saute pan and cook on stove top over medium low heat, using a whisk or spoon to move the quinoa around in the pan.
    Once it gets hot, the water will be absorbed and the quinoa will start to pop, this means it's drying out. Keep moving it around with the whisk until the grains of quinoa start to brown. This should take about 5-6 minutes; watch it closely so it doesn't burn!
    When it's sufficiently done, remove from the pan and place in a bowl to cool.
    While toasted quinoa cools, melt chocolate chips in double boiler or melt in a small pot over low heat, stirring constantly and watching to make sure chocolate does not burn.
    Once chocolate has fully melted, stir in toasted quinoa and mix well.
    Pour chocolate mixture onto prepared wax covered pan and spread into thin layer.
    Add chopped almonds, cashews, dried cranberries, and peanut butter chips (they will likely melt due to the hot chocolate), press down lightly to mix toppings into chocolate, then put in freezer for 15-20 minutes or until chocolate has fully hardened.
    Break into approx 20 small pieces, store in freezer.

    The base number of servings for this recipe is 20


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