White Chocolate Pecan Quinoa Crunch

White Chocolate Pecan Quinoa Crunch

What to do with leftover quinoa??? Make a delicious treat, of course. Well, I guess it doesn’t need to be left over, but that where this all started. I always have left over quinoa. And I was bored. So I started exploring in the kitchen. I really didn’t have a goal in mind, so this recipe was definitely happy accident.

My White Chocolate Pecan Quinoa Crunch is made with crispy quinoa and toasted pecans covered in white chocolate with a hint of cinnamon.  It reminds me a lot of Nestlé Crunch with the crispy chocolate taste. It’s very sweet and will disappear in moments, it’s that tasty.

White Chocolate Pecan Quinoa Crunch

White Chocolate Pecan Quinoa Crunch
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Ingredients
  • 1 cups quinoa, cooked
  • 1½ teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ cup pecans, chopped
  • 6 ounces white chocolate chips, melted
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil (used in melting chocolate)
Instructions
  1. Preheat 375°F oven and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a small bowl, mix quinoa and olive oil until quinoa is coated.
  3. Add sugar, pecans and cinnamon, mix well.
  4. Spread in an even layer onto prepared baking sheet.
  5. Bake for 18-20 minutes, stirring a few times to evenly dry out quinoa. Quinoa will start to pop and turn dark brown in color.
  6. Once out of the oven, cool while you melt the chocolate. (I used the microwave, per package directions and used a medium glass bowl).
  7. Add quinoa mixture into melted chocolate and stir until well combined. (Keep parchment paper on baking sheet, it will be used again.)
  8. Spread in an even layer onto parchment paper lined baking sheet to desired thickness.
  9. Place in freezer to harden for about an hour.
  10. Break into pieces and store in an air-tight container.
 

 

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