Quinoa and Lavender Healthy Chocolate Bark Recipe

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This healthy chocolate bark recipe is loaded with quinoa and sprinkled with just a touch of dried lavender which satisfies your sweet tooth without making you feel guilty! Since I have a horrible sweet tooth, especially at bedtime, I am always looking for healthy treats to nibble on while I wind down at night. I have been stocking up lately on an assortment of nuts and seeds in an effort to eat healthier. Nuts and seeds are delicious in oatmeal, baked into muffins or even mixed into this healthy chocolate bark recipe. Did you know quinoa is a seed and not a grain? It adds a nice crunch to this chocolate bark and I feel like I am snacking healthy!

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Quinoa healthy chocolate bark with lavender

So, you are probably asking yourself ‘Is lavender edible?’ and the answer is actually yes. Sometimes! What you need to do is make sure you buy culinary lavender  (yes, that is an affiliate link) and not just any old lavender you find online. If you are going to plant it in the garden, just make sure you plant one of the edible varieties. Check out Garden.org for more information about growing your own edible lavender. From what I have read, most lavender is edible but some is more bitter than others. You could leave out the lavender from this healthy chocolate bark recipe but I thought it gave the bark a unique flavor and made a perfect bedtime snack. Of course, if you want your bedtime snack to be a tad bit more decadent, this healthy chocolate bark is delicious crumbled up on top of a bowl of your favorite ice cream!

Healthy Chocolate Bark Recipe with Quinoa and Lavender

Quinoa Healthy Chocolate Bark Recipe with Lavender makes a delicious ice cream topping!

Yields 16 to 24 pieces

Quinoa and Lavender Healthy Chocolate Bark Recipe

This healthy chocolate bark recipe is loaded with quinoa and sprinkled with just a touch of dried lavender which satisfies without making you feel guilty!

10 minPrep Time

25 minCook Time

35 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • pinch salt
  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa, rinsed and dried
  • 1/2 cup almonds, chopped
  • 1/2 cup cashews, chopped
  • 1/2 cup mixed seeds (I used hemp seeds, flax seeds, chia seeds, pumpkin, sunflower + sesame seeds)
  • 12 ounces dark chocolate, chopped
  • dried edible lavender for topping

Instructions

  1. In a medium sized microwave safe bowl, combine the honey, coconut oil and vanilla.
  2. Microwave for 1 minute, stirring after 30 seconds to combine.
  3. Add the seeds, nuts and quinoa and mix until combined
  4. Pour mixture onto a cookie sheet covered in a silicone baking mat. (it is sticky! You will need silicone!)
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 2o to 25 minutes. You will know it is done because it will start to darken and the quinoa will start to look toasty.
  6. Remove from heat and let cool on the counter for a few minutes
  7. Melt the chocolate in a double boiler and pour over the seed/nut mixture. Spread with a spoon.
  8. Sprinkle with a little bit of edible lavender
  9. Place the cookie sheet in the refrigerator for a few hours until cold
  10. Break into pieces and store in a sealed container in the refrigerator.
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Nutrition

Calories

4027 cal

Fat

237 g

Carbs

492 g

Protein

80 g
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Comments

  1. Lavender, what a great idea x
  2. I never knew there was an edible version of lavender. Wonder if it tastes as good as it smells?!
  3. This sounds amazing. I love the idea of lavender in the chocolate. It just sounds like a delicious heavenly treat.
  4. This looks good. I will need to give it a try. I've been looking for healthier snacking options.

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