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S’mores Quinoa Bars

S'mores Quinoa Bars
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S’mores Quinoa Bars

Prep: 15 minutes plus chilling
Broil: 2 minutes • Serves: 16

Nonstick cooking spray
12 whole sheets graham crackers
1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon coconut oil
1/4 cup almond butter
1/4 teaspoon salt
1-1/2 cups dark chocolate chips
1/4 cup puffed quinoa
2 cups mini marshmallows

1.Line 8-inch square baking dish with aluminum foil so that foil extends about 2 inches over sides of dish; spray with cooking spray.

2.In food processor, pulse graham crackers on high until fine crumbs form. In large microwave-safe bowl, heat ¼ cup oil on high 20 seconds or until melted; stir in almond butter until smooth. Stir in salt and graham cracker crumbs; firmly press into prepared dish and refrigerate 30 minutes.

3.In medium microwave-safe bowl, heat chocolate chips in microwave oven on high 1 minute 20 seconds or until melted, stirring every 20 seconds; stir in quinoa and remaining 1 tablespoon oil. Spread chocolate mixture over graham cracker mixture; refrigerate 45 minutes or until set.

4.Place oven rack 6 inches from broiler; preheat broiler to high. Spread marshmallows over chocolate mixture; broil 2 minutes or until marshmallows are golden brown.

5.Using overhanging sides of foil, transfer bar to cutting board; remove foil and cut into 16 square bars. Refrigerate bars in an airtight container up to 2 weeks.

Approximate nutritional values per serving (1 bar):
237 Calories, 17g Fat (9g Saturated), 0mg Cholesterol, 94mg Sodium,
27g Carbohydrates, 3g Fiber, 14g Sugars, 14g Added Sugars, 3g Protein

Dietitian’s Dish:
Healthy foods don’t have to taste bad or mean cutting out all sweets. They’re all about adding better-for-you ingredients like quinoa, almond butter, rolled oats, carrots, zucchini and dark chocolate. These recipes should help make it easier to sneak some veggies into your family’s menu in a way that they’ll love.

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