Quinoa recipes – Puffed Quinoa and Peanut Butter Balls


Looking for Quinoa recipes? Tara Mathews is a writer, friend of animals and lover of food. She is the editor of vegeTARAian – a Sydney food and travel blog sharing the adventures of a veg-loving life. She is sharing one of her quinoa recipes with us.

Quinoa recipes

Need to make a treat but don’t have much time? Balls are super easy to make and I’ve got the proof!

These are crunchy choc-peanuty snacks, which are free of processed sugar and vegan as they contain dairy-free chocolate, natural peanut butter and rice malt syrup.

Puffed Quinoa and Peanut Butter Balls Recipe


1 cup rolled oats
150g dark dairy-free chocolate, chopped
3 cups puffed quinoa
2 cups shredded coconut
2 Tbs sesame seeds
⅔ cup peanut butter
⅔ cup rice malt syrup
⅓ cup water

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What To Do

Add oats and chocolate to a food processor and whiz until finely chopped.

Transfer to a large mixing bowl and add the puffed quinoa, coconut and sesame seeds. Mix thoroughly.

In a small saucepan over low heat, warm the peanut butter and rice malt syrup. The consistency should be a little runny so if needed, add a little water and quickly stir through.

Squeeze and roll into small balls and place on a tray lined with baking paper. Refrigerate until set.


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  1. vegeTARAian on April 8, 2015 at 10:44 am

    Yum, thanks so much Jess! 😉

    • energeticblog on April 8, 2015 at 11:07 am

      Thank you for a delicious recipe Tara xx

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