Rating: 2.44 stars
9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 3

A delicious yet nutrient-rich treat. Rich in protein and vitamins, this sweet chocolate treat is something everyone feels good about eating and making!

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prep:
5 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
30 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
5
Yield:
5 servings
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Ingredients

5
Original recipe yields 5 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Grease a baking tray.

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  • Heat the chocolate chips, cinnamon, brown sugar, butter, and peppermint extract together in a large saucepan over low heat; cook and stir until the mixture forms a smooth liquid. Fold the quinoa and marshmallows into the chocolate mixture until evenly distributed; immediately spread into the prepared tray. Allow to cool completely before cutting into triangles to serve.

Nutrition Facts

1010 calories; protein 17.7g; carbohydrates 138.6g; fat 44.8g; cholesterol 48.8mg; sodium 158mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (9)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
09/11/2011
I saw the unusual ingredients and I just HAD to try this. Sometimes the weirdest recipes are the most interesting tasting.. Anyway these were yummy. I had though that the quinoa might soften up a bit in the chocolate but it really didn't. They weren't overly hard or teeth breaking.. kind of like little tiny grains of earthy nuttiness stewn throughout. They didn't taste overly sweet to me either which was nice. I actually nuked the chocolate mixture in the microwave because I've had chocolate seize up on me on the stovetop and didn't want to chance it here. I can't wait to share these treats with friends.. I won't tell them what is it and and then will watch their reactions! Read More
(6)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
04/11/2011
I'm a huge fan of cooked quinoa but apparently not of uncooked. The chocolate and marshmallow part of it was fantastic but the texture and flavor of the quinoa reminded me of birdseed with a nasty aftertaste. I couldn't eat more than one little bite:( What a waste. Read More
(17)
9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 1 stars
04/11/2011
I'm a huge fan of cooked quinoa but apparently not of uncooked. The chocolate and marshmallow part of it was fantastic but the texture and flavor of the quinoa reminded me of birdseed with a nasty aftertaste. I couldn't eat more than one little bite:( What a waste. Read More
(17)
Rating: 2 stars
08/09/2011
This is some seriously crazy stuff. The flavor is fantastic (depending on the qualify of ingredients you use of course) but when you bite into a piece your head kind of rattles a little because of all of the quinoa popping against your teeth and just when you think you're done with a bite... you're not - really. That quinoa just hangs around and hangs around in your mouth defying all sorts of statistical odds. Since quinoa is on the pricey side I definitely wouldn't consider doing this again but I give serious kudos to Anthony for the sheer unlikeliness of the ingredients in this recipe. Read More
(14)
Rating: 3 stars
04/11/2011
I gave this a try and yup it was worth it. I did cut the bars small (about an inch square) since they are calorie and fat laden. I do think the calorie count given is on the extremely high side. I will make them again. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/09/2011
I made this but I think i did something wrong because it came out like fudge and never really hardened? Was it supposed to be like a rice crispy treat? Idid like the taste alot though Read More
(6)
Rating: 4 stars
09/11/2011
I saw the unusual ingredients and I just HAD to try this. Sometimes the weirdest recipes are the most interesting tasting.. Anyway these were yummy. I had though that the quinoa might soften up a bit in the chocolate but it really didn't. They weren't overly hard or teeth breaking.. kind of like little tiny grains of earthy nuttiness stewn throughout. They didn't taste overly sweet to me either which was nice. I actually nuked the chocolate mixture in the microwave because I've had chocolate seize up on me on the stovetop and didn't want to chance it here. I can't wait to share these treats with friends.. I won't tell them what is it and and then will watch their reactions! Read More
(6)
Rating: 2 stars
01/08/2012
I halfed the recipe incase it didn't turn out and I also added extra peppermint. It tasted very good but the quinoa was just too hard and too much in your mouth. Maybe less quinoa would be better. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/27/2012
I was pleasantly surprised by this treat. After reading the other reviews I was nervous I have only experimented with quinoa a few times- each time ended badly. And I also do not like any crunch in my cookies or brownies. However I love chocolate so I had to try it and I am so glad I did! This is so delicious! Read More
(2)
Rating: 1 stars
12/10/2013
Sometimes the blending of two good things does NOT necessarily make it better as is the case with this odd tooth-shattering concoction. This recipe just does not cut it. Oh the chocolate and the mint were just fine but the minute that gritty raw quinoa joined it - well that's when it all went south. Read More
(1)
Rating: 1 stars
03/21/2014
Did I miss something? First of all I thought this was to be baked but never saw instructions to pre-heat oven. Then I realized it was just cooked. But mine never got hard. It stayed a smooth liquid. Was the quinoa to be cooked? It never says to. But since the mixture stayed a liquid and the quinoa was just the hard little spheres in its original form I wondered. If it was cooked maybe the mixture would solidify. So my trial was a huge failure. I hate wasting not only the ingredients but the time and effort as well. Someone please help me figure out what went wrong. Read More