It is not always easy to stay healthy while working and with the unpredictable schedules, finding healthy and readily available snacks is not always an option. As part of our health initiative in the office, we have been looking for great homemade snacks to keep handy that please everyone (which is not always easy to do) and we have narrowed it down to one snack. Try it out for yourself and let us know what you think!
No-Bake Quinoa Cookies
Yield: 15 cookies
1 cup quinoa flakes
1/2 cup pitted Medjool dates
1/4 cup walnuts
2 tbsp. almond butter or peanut butter
1 tbsp. honey
1 tbsp. cocoa powder
1 tbsp. coconut oil
1 cup puffed brown rice
Dark chocolate to drizzle
Toast the quinoa flakes on medium heat for a few minutes until golden brown. Transfer toasted quinoa flakes into a bowl, and set aside.
Place the dates, walnuts, nut butter, honey, cocoa, a pinch of sea salt, and 2 tablespoons of cold water into a food processor and blend until a rough paste forms. Stop the processor and scrape the sides down a few times.
Place the mixture into a bowl with quinoa flakes then add puffed brown rice and coconut oil as well. Use your hands to mix.
Use your hands to shape and mold mixture into nice-sized cookies. Place cookies on a tray and put inside of the freezer for 10 minutes to chill.
When cookies are firm, drizzle melted chocolate on top and enjoy!
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