Chocolate Quinoa Coconut-Almond Bars
Wednesday, 31 August 2011
Thank you to all who posted website links and ideas for candida-diet recipes this past month. I especially enjoyed the Ricki Heller blog Diet, Dessert & Dogs. Some creative and original ideas there! It has been a challenge, but my husband is now in phase II (Woo-hoo!). Here’s a quick, easy dessert I came up with that works for all phases of the candida diet.
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1/2 cup quinoa flakes
2/3 cup almond butter
1/3 cup virgin coconut oil
2 T raw cacao nibs
1/4 tsp stevia herb powder
Mix the dry ingredients (coconut, quinoa flakes, cacao, stevia) in a bowl and set aside. In a double boiler, gently melt the almond butter and coconut oil until softened and blended. Pour this mixture over the dry ingredients and stir. Press the mixture into a bread pan or small baking dish and refrigerate until firm. Slice into squares and serve. The almond butter and coconut oil, when well chilled, help the bars to stick together and remain solid.
Notes: The quinoa flakes can be omitted if preferred, just increase the coconut to 1 cup. Also, I used powdered stevia herb (pure green herb, not the stevia packets that look like sugar) but you can use about 8 drops of liquid stevia instead, just stir it into the melted almond butter/coconut oil mixture before adding to the dry ingredients.