No-Bake Fudgy Quinoa Chia Bites EatingbyElaine

Sometimes I need a chocolate fix and usually those times correspond with when I’m feeling lazy ūüėČ ¬†Well good news! ¬†This recipe is perfect for that moment! ¬†A simple, no-bake and speedy dessert recipe that is full of healthful quinoa and chia seeds. ¬†These adorable and delectable chocolate bites are bound together with sunflower seed butter and sweetened with a touch of maple syrup or agave. ¬†I added a touch of vanilla and sea salt¬†to enhance the flavor. ¬†They are perfect little bites of chocolate heaven. ¬†They are so incredibly fudgy and rich that you will be satisfied after just one.

This recipe is gluten-free, nut-free, soy-free, oil-free, butter-free, refined sugar-free and vegan. ¬†They come together in less than 5 minutes and then you just pop them in your freezer to set. ¬†I usually do mine overnight but 3 hours is enough time for them to harden. ¬†You will want to enjoy these fudgy bites straight out of the freezer. ¬†This recipe works great for warmer weather months when you don’t want to crank up your oven. ¬†It is one of those no-fuss, go-to recipes that I just love. ¬†You are not left with a lot of mess and the results are so rewarding for minimal effort. ¬†My kind of recipe!

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No-Bake Fudgy Quinoa-Chia Bites
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A fudgy bite of chocolate heaven that is soy-free, gluten-free, vegan and nut-free. They are naturally sweetened and loaded with healthful ingredients like quinoa, chia seeds, cacao powder and sunflower seed butter. It is easy to make and requires no baking skills. I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do!
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 12
  • 1 cup cooked white quinoa (see my post on How to Make Perfectly Cooked Quinoa)
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cacao powder (or unsweetened cocoa powder)
  • ¼ cup maple syrup (or agave)
  • ¼ cup sunflower seed butter (or any nut or seed butter)
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • ¼ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • pinch of fine grain sea salt (about ⅛ teaspoon)
  1. Line a small baking sheet or any flat surface with wax or parchment paper.
  2. Add all ingredients to a medium sized mixing bowl. Stir well to combine.
  3. Scoop tiny bite-sized spoonfuls onto the baking sheet (about 12 total). Place baking sheet into the freezer and allow to set for 3 hours until bites are fully hardened. I usually leave overnight and enjoy the next day.
  4. Enjoy straight out of the freezer. The fudgy bites will start to soften at room temperature after about 7-10 minutes. I typically take them out one at a time and enjoy immediately.