Chocolate Quinoa fudge
Let me introduce myself first, I am just another girl showcasing her love for food, her passion for cooking, her intrigue to try out new and creative recipes, blah blah blah blah…..I can go on and on but in short, food is my love.
My journey with passion cooking started with me taking up nutrition as my major in grad school. One of my specialization was menu and diet planning which really fascinated me!! That’s where my food journey began. As rightly said one cannot think well,love well, or sleep well if one has not dined well. So here I am writing my heart out and showing my passion towards culinary arts.
I am sure most of us have got a sweet tooth and so do I… Oops shared my first weakness!! So just like other days I got a bad sweet craving today as well but since I am on a mission to lose weight I thought of taking the healthy route.
I love eating Sweets and what’s more Yummier than a chocolate Fudge. I had to satisfy my sweet cravings and so thought of making Chocolate Quinoa fudge which is Vegan, gluten free and dairy free…. I.e three in one. Doesn’t that sound exciting!!!! This is totally a clean eating recipe.
You must be wondering how does Quinoa Fudge taste like….Trust me it tastes awesome. I guess everything tastes good when it has some form of chocolate in it. Indulging in this treat won’t ever make you feel guilty and am sure you won’t curse your sweet tooth ever.
The best part I liked about this fudge is it’s Quick and easy to make and above all it’s Healthy….It takes only 5 ingredients, no boiling, no caramelization, and yet still every bit is delicious, without the trouble.
Hope you guys try it out and let me know how you like it.
Chocolate Quinoa Fudge
Prep time 10 mins
Total time 10 mins
Makes 20 to 25 squares
- 1/2 cup uncooked Quinoa
- 8 mejdool dates pitted
- 2 tablespoons Cocoa powder
- 1 tablespoons coconut oil melted
- 3 to 4 tablespoons water
- 1 tablespoons Chopped almonds (optional) for garnish.
- In a dry skillet, toast the quinoa on medium heat until it begins to pop and is fragrant. Toss it a few times to ensure even toasting.
- Add quinoa to a blender and blend on high until it resembles the texture of flour. Transfer it to a food processor.
- Add dates, cocoa powder and coconut oil. Process till combines.
- Add water 1 tablespoon at a time till it forms a dough.
- Line a small container with a plastic wrap or aluminum foil. Press dough on to the container and smoothen with your hands.
- Sprinkle chopped almonds on top. Refrigerate for 3 to 4 hours or until set.
- Remove from the fridge and cut 1/2 inch squares. I made around 20 squares.
Just thought of tracking the nutrient value of the recipe too….
Nutrition per serving ( 1 piece)
Carbs 10.8 gm
Proteins 1 gm
Fats 1.3 gm
Weight watchers points- 3