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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 and peanut buttery. They make a delicious afternoon snack that happens to be gluten-free!

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

These Cocoa Quinoa Puffs and Peanut Butter Squares are similar to rice crispy squares but use chocolate flavored quinoa puffs instead of rice crispy cereal.

I've included peanut butter in the recipe because chocolate and peanut butter are so delicious together.

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 on cutting board.

How to Make Them

You will love this quinoa puffs recipe because it has only 5 ingredients and is a very quick to prepare and easy to make treat.

Though this recipe isn't the healthiest, it does offer you a good dose of protein coming from the cocoa quinoa puffed cereal and the peanut butter.

Ingredients Overview:

  • Butter
  • Marshmallows 
  • Peanut butter: Smooth variety.
  • Vanilla extract: Added for flavour
  • Cocoa quinoa puffed cereal

Instructions Overview:

  1. Either butter an 8×8 square baking pan or line it with parchment paper (lightly butter the paper). Set the pan aside.
  2. In a medium-sized saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat.
  3. Add the marshmallows to the melted butter and stir until the marshmallows have melted and are smooth.
  4. Turn the heat off and add the peanut butter and vanilla to the melted marshmallows. Stir well.
  5. Add the cocoa quinoa puffs to the marshmallow mixture and mix until well blended.
  6. Spread the mixture in the pan.
  7. Let cool and then portion into the desired size. I cut it into 16 pieces.
Stacked Quinoa Puff and Peanut Butter Squares.

Storage Instructions

Store these quinoa puff bars in an airtight container at room temperature up to five days.

Enjoy!

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Cocoa Quinoa Puffs and Peanut Butter Squares

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!
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
  • ½ 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

  1. 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 Puff 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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