Crunchy Quinoa and Coconut Chocolate Slab

Crunchy Quinoa and Coconut Chocolate Slab

Crunchy Quinoa and Coconut Chocolate Slab

Crunchy Quinoa and Coconut Chocolate Slab

Adina Elena Vladulescu
Make this indulgent chocolate slab with dark chocolate, quinoa and coconut to give as a gift or serve as a smart dinner party dessert. It is also the perfect snack to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Chill Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Course Dessert, Snack
Servings 1 long sheet


  • 1 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup white quinoa*
  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut plus a bit more for the top
  • Pinch of salt


  • Heat up a high rimmed, nonstick pan over medium-high heat. Add a couple of quinoa grains into the pan and wait for them to pop. If nothing happens, the pan is not ready yet. Remove the quinoa and wait a bit more. Once the pan is hot, add about 1/2 of the quinoa in the pan at a time so that it barely covers the bottom.
  • A few quinoa grains should start to pop. Give the pan a shake and transfer the quinoa in a small bowl. Repeat until all the quinoa is toasted but not bitter and dark.
  • In another bowl, add the chocolate and microwave in 30 seconds intervals. Sit in between until all the chocolate is melted and smooth.
  • Add the quinoa and the coconut to the chocolate and stir until combined.
  • Spread the chocolate out onto a baking sheet covered with parchment paper and sprinkle more coconut and some salt. Place the pan in the fridge to set. Once hard (a few hours), break into pieces.
  • Enjoy!


*I recommend using white quinoa for a more bland and less grassy taste.

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