This post is sponsored by Success Rice. All opinions are my own.

This crispy quinoa bark is a delicious and easy treat! Creamy dark chocolate, swirls of peanut butter, and crispy quinoa create an irresistible dessert that you can keep in your freezer for when your sweet tooth strikes.

Have you ever tried crispy quinoa? It’s the secret to this tasty dessert! This dark chocolate peanut butter bark is topped with crispy quinoa for a sweet and salty treat that packs in a delicious crunch. I love how easy this recipe is to make and the quinoa creates a unique texture that is addictive! Trust me, you’ll be coming back for more.

What is Quinoa?

Quinoa cooks like a grain but it’s technically a seed. It’s a great source of protein and fiber so it’s an easy way to add a healthy twist to this tasty dessert! Success Tri-Color Boil in Bag Quinoa is an easy no mess, no measure way to prepare quinoa. You simply drop the bag of quinoa into a pot of water, let it cook for 10 minutes, and you have perfectly fluffy quinoa every time! I love how it takes the guesswork out of making quinoa or rice. If you’re looking for more ways to use Success Quinoa, check out SuccessRice.com

How to Make Crispy Quinoa

Cook the quinoa until it’s fluffy, then let it cool slightly. Spread the quinoa into a thin even layer on a baking sheet. Bake the cooked quinoa in the oven until it turns crispy. You don’t need to add any oil to create crispy quinoa. By baking it low and slow, we can remove the moisture, so you’re left with delicious crispy bits of quinoa! 

The Best Chocolate for Quinoa Bark

I like the taste of dark chocolate so I used dark chocolate chips that were 60% cacao. If you like sweeter chocolate, try semi-sweet or milk chocolate chips. Add the chips to a microwave-safe bowl and microwave for 1-2 minutes at 50% power, stirring every 30 seconds to ensure the chocolate doesn’t burn. 

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quinoa-bark

Crispy Quinoa Bark

  • Author: Liz Thomson
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 8
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

This crispy quinoa bark is a delicious and easy treat! Creamy dark chocolate, swirls of peanut butter, and crispy quinoa create an irresistible dessert that you can keep in your freezer for when your sweet tooth strikes.


Ingredients

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Instructions

  1. Prepare the quinoa according to package instructions. Once the quinoa is cooked, let it cool slightly.
  2. Spread the quinoa onto a baking sheet in a thin, even layer.
  3. Bake at 325 degrees for 10 minutes. Remove the pan from the oven and stir the quinoa to ensure it bakes evenly. Continue to bake for 15 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes, until the quinoa is crispy.
  4. Allow the quinoa to cool.
  5. To melt the chocolate, add the chips to a microwave-safe bowl and microwave for 1-2 minutes at 50% power, stirring every 30 seconds to ensure the chocolate doesn’t burn. 
  6. Spread the chocolate into a thin, even layer on top of parchment paper, wax paper, or a silicone baking sheet.
  7. Drizzle in the peanut butter then top with 1/3 cup of crispy quinoa and sprinkle the bark with salt.
  8. Freeze for 1-2 hours until firm. Break into pieces and enjoy! Store leftover bark in the freezer.


Keywords: quinoa bark, crispy quinoa

You’ll likely end up with some extra quinoa crisps so you can store them in an airtight container and make a second batch of bark, or you can add them to soups or salads! Think of them like tiny croutons. Looking for more ways to use Success Tri-Color Boil in Bag Quinoa? Try my quinoa vegetable soup or my southwestern quinoa salad!