Quinoa Bars with Pistachios and Chocolate Chips

This post may contain affiliate links. For more information, read my disclosure policy.

Quinoa Bars with Pistachios and Chocolate Chips are held together with pureed dates and agave. Satisfy your sweet cravings with this low fat and delicious snack option.

PIN FOR LATER

Quinoa bars with pistachios and chocolate chips held in a hand.

Quinoa Bars with Pistachios and Chocolate Chips

Here is a healthy recipe I made after experimenting with quinoa granola a few weeks back. Quinoa bars! And they’re made with just 6 ingredients.

These quinoa bars with pistachios and chocolate chips are a feel-good type of snack with no refined sugar or added fats. They are wholesome and beyond simple; loaded with dates, pistachios, and chocolate.

Most often I see energy bars that are full of oats, but not these.  Instead, these bars are packed full of quinoa.

A bag of quinoa and three clear glass bowls filled with pistachios, dates, and chocolate chips on a dark wooden surface.

I love using quinoa in recipes like this. Have you tried this quinoa mango granola? It’s super tasty!

The dates add a subtle sweetness, but I decided to enhance it just a bit more with agave syrup. The syrup and agave get pulverized in a food processor until you have a thick paste.

This is the binder for the bars. It works perfectly and tastes amazing!

HOW TO MAKE QUINOA BARS WITH PISTACHIOS AND CHOCOLATE CHIPS?

Toast the quinoa and pistachios until lightly brown. Puree dates, agave, and salt. Mix quinoa, pistachios, chocolate chips together with the puree. Press into an 8×8-inch pan and bake for 25 minutes, until the bars no longer feel sticky.

QUINOA BARS MADE WITHOUT OATS

These quinoa bars with pistachios and chocolate chips are made without oats so they are 100% gluten-free. You can also add chia seeds and flaxseed meal for an added boost of nutrition. Simply toast 1/2 cup of seeds with the quinoa and pistachios.

Quinoa bars with pistachios and chocolate chips sliced and lined neatly on brown parchment paper.

So throw out the junk and enjoy a wholesome, chewy, and simple chocolate pistachio quinoa bar. Your body will thank you!

Looking for more gluten-free recipes?

Stay connected! Subscribe to Baked by an Introvert to get new recipes delivered to your inbox. And follow me on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, and Instagram for all my latest updates.

Quinoa Bars with Pistachios and Chocolate Chips are held together with pureed dates and agave. Satisfy your sweet cravings with this low fat and delicious snack option.
5 from 1 vote
Print

Quinoa Bars with Pistachios and Chocolate Chips

Quinoa Bars with Pistachios and Chocolate Chips are held together with pureed dates and agave. Satisfy your sweet cravings with this low fat and delicious snack option.

Course Breakfast, Snack
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Yields 12 bars
Calories 149 kcal
Author Jen Sobjack

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF.
  2. Spread the quinoa and pistachios in an even layer on a large baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally until lightly brown and toasted. Remove from the oven. 
  3. Reduce the temperature to 200ºF.

  4. Line an 8x8 inch pan with parchment paper, leaving a 1-inch overhang on all sides. Set aside.
  5. In a food processor, process the dates, syrup, salt, and 2 Tbs of water until smooth. 

  6. Combine the date puree, quinoa, and pistachios in a medium mixing bowl. Stir in the chocolate chips. 

  7. Press the mixture firmly into the bottom of the prepared pan. Bake for 25 minutes or until no longer sticky. Cool completely, cut into bars.

Recipe Notes

The calories shown are based on the bars being cut into 12 slices, with 1 serving being 1 bar. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the calories shown are just an estimate.

Quinoa Bars with Pistachios and Chocolate Chips made with pistachios, chocolate chips, and dates. Satisfy your cravings with this delicious snack option. #chocolate #pistachio #quinoa #bars #snack

42 Comments

Leave a Comment