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Cocoa Quinoa Puffs and Peanut Butter Squares

These easy, no-bake Cocoa Quinoa Puffs and Peanut Butter Squares are chewy, chocolatey, peanut buttery and gluten-free. They make a delicious afternoon snack!

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Cocoa Quinoa Puffs and Peanut Butter Squares on cutting board.

These Cocoa Quinoa Puffs and Peanut Butter Squares are similar to rice crispy squares but use chocolate flavoured quinoa puffs instead of rice crispy cereal. I've included peanut butter in the recipe because chocolate and peanut butter are so delicious together.

Stacked Cocoa Quinoa Puffs and Peanut Butter Squares

You will love this recipe because it has only 5 ingredients and is very quick to prepare.   It also offers you a good dose of protein coming from both the cocoa quinoa puffed cereal and the peanut butter.

Dish of stacked squares made from Cocoa Quinoa Puff cereal and peanut butter.

How to Store

Store the squares in an airtight container at room temperature up to five days.

If you love peanut butter you might also want to try these Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip Cookies, you'll love them!

Cocoa Quinoa Puffs and Peanut Butter Squares

Cocoa Quinoa Puffs and Peanut Butter Squares

Sweet and Savoury Pursuits
These easy, no-bake Cocoa Quinoa Puffs and Peanut Butter Squares are chewy, chocolatey, peanut buttery and gluten-free. They make a delicious afternoon snack!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Total Time 13 mins
Course Dessert/ snack
Cuisine American
Servings 16

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 cups marshmallows I counted 21 regular sized marshmallows
  • 4 tablespoons smooth peanut butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2-¼ cups cocoa quinoa puffed cereal

Instructions
 

  • In a medium-sized saucepan, melt the butter on medium heat.
  • Add the marshmallows to the melted butter and stir constantly until the marshmallows have melted and are smooth.
  • Turn the heat off and add the peanut butter and vanilla, stir well.
  • Add the cocoa quinoa puffs and mix until well blended.
  • Either butter an 8×8 square baking pan or line it with parchment paper (lightly butter the paper) and evenly spread the mixture in the pan.
  • Let cool and then portion into the desired size, I cut it into 16 pieces.

Notes

Store quinoa puff squares in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.
Keyword Cocoa Quinoa Puffs and Peanut Butter Squares, Quinoa Puffs
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Rana

Tuesday 14th of January 2014

Yes for sure!!

Rana

Friday 10th of January 2014

Thank you for this gluten free recipe!!

sweetandsavourypursuits

Friday 10th of January 2014

You're very welcome. I hope you will give it a try!

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