Almond, Pistachio & Quinoa Dark Chocolate Bars

May 16 2015

These super easy Pistachio and Quinoa Dark Chocolate Bars are packed full of nuts, seeds, and a generous layer of lush dark chocolate - the perfect little wholesome sweet treat.

If you have trouble finding quinoa puffs, try using rice puffs or something similar in their place. You could also use a raw chocolate layer instead of the dark chocolate if you prefer.

Enjoy, and let me know how you go!  @gatherandfeast  #gatherandfeast




Almond, Pistachio & Quinoa Dark Chocolate Bars  |  Gather & Feast


20 mins (+ setting overnight)
  • 1½ cups dates, pitted 
  •  cup smooth natural peanut butter
  • ¼ cup tahini (unhulled or black tahini if you can find it)
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ½ tsp vanilla (extract or vanilla bean paste)
  • ½ cup roasted almonds, roughly chopped
  • ½ cup pistachios, roughly chopped
  • ½ cup pepitas
  • 1¾ cups puffed quinoa
  • 400g dark chocolate 
  • Flaked sea salt for sprinkling
  • 2 tbs finely chopped pistachios for sprinkling 


  1. Blend the dates, peanut butter, tahini, honey and vanilla powder in a food processor until a smooth ball forms.
  2. Remove the mixture from the food processor and place into a large mixing bowl.
  3. Add the almonds, pistachios, pepitas and puffed quinoa to the date mixture and mix together with your hands.
  4. Press the mix into a paper lined 18cm x 30cm brownie tray and set aside.
  5. Meanwhile, melt your dark chocolate in a heat proof bowl over a saucepan of gently boiling water.
  6. Pour the melted chocolate over the slice mix and sprinkle with sea salt and extra chopped pistachios.
  7. Place in the fridge to set overnight.
  8. Remove from the fridge and cut into slices or bite sized pieces. Enjoy! 

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