These dark little chocolate pearls are perfect for a little something chocolate. Chocolate covered quinoa, what a concept! Cover anything in dark chocolate and it’s great according to me. Other than eating them alone as a snack, a pinch at a time, what do you do with these tiny, little chocolate spheres other than as a sprinkle on a cupcake or on a cake? Warm and fresh from the oven these homemade cookies are so rewarding. Soft, yummy, slightly sweet and nutty. This recipe is certainly a unique approach to the classic chocolate chip cookie. Looks deceive, as these soft-centered bits of chocolate morsels only “appear” to be decadent.
The chocolate covered quinoa provides a nice addition of protein, antioxidants and fibre. Wheat-free, dairy free and as close to organic as possible. Great for a treat or afternoon snack with a biscotti like texture. Paired with your favorite cup of tea, coffee, red wine or choice bourbon these cookies are sure to satisfy the most elegant palette. QUINOA CHIP COOKIES
- 1 cup organic butter, softened
- 1 cup packed light brown organic sugar
- 1/2 cup white organic sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 cups white organic spelt flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups organic rolled oats
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
- 1 cup dark chocolate covered quinoa pearls
In a large bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar, and white sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs one at a time, then stir in vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt; stir into the creamed mixture until just blended. Mix in the quick oats, walnuts, and chocolate chips. Drop by heaping spoonfuls onto un-greased baking sheets.
Bake in preheated oven for 15- 22 minutes, depending on the size of your cookie. Cookies will have a slight brown appearance around the edges. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
Where do I find chocolate covered quinoa you ask? My local Sunripe Specialty Grocery Store https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sunripe/157148064324538 check out your local bulk or natural food stores.