Quinoa Crunch Chocolate Bars

Do you miss Nestle Crunch Bars?  I have always loved them.  I have good news for you. I made a healthier version with these Quinoa Crunch Chocolate Bars.  Not only are there zero refined sugars in my homemade chocolate bars, but there is also a boost of protein!  You seriously need to try these asap.  If you like this, you may also like my Homemade Junior Mints and my Homemade Twix Bars.

quinoa crunch chocolate bars

Toasting the quinoa gives it such a nice crunch and also a nutty, rich flavor.  These healthier chocolate bars are vegan and gluten free.  You can make them up in just a few minutes.

Quinoa Crunch Chocolate Bars

Quinoa Crunch Chocolate Bars

Prep Time 5 min Serves 20     adjust servings

Make these healthier chocolate crunch bars. Just takes a few minutes!



  1. To toast the quinoa, heat a saute pan or skillet on medium heat. Put the uncooked quinoa in the pan and stir often as it toasted. It should only take a minute or two to get it nice and toasted.
  2. In a large bowl , mix the coconut oil, cacao powder and maple syrup. Stir well.
  3. Add in the quinoa and stir until it's well incorporated.
  4. Pour onto a parchment lined baking sheet , or into chocolate molds .
  5. Place in the freezer for 20 minutes.


Recipe Notes

Please keep this chocolate stored in the freezer. It should last up to 6 months that way. Enjoy!


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13 thoughts to “Quinoa Crunch Chocolate Bars”

    1. Sadly, no. The oil needs to solidify to make chocolate and I am not sure olive oil will do that. If you don't like the taste of coconut oil, you can use refined coconut oil. It has no coconut taste.
  1. When serving, how long does it take to reach a suitable (for eating) temperature or can we serve/eat seconds after removing from the freezer? :-D How long does this keep?
    1. With these, you can eat them seconds from the freezer because they get melty fast. It should keep for up to 6 months in the freezer.

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