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Quinoa Cherry Bars [Vegan]

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These crunchy and chewy bars are the perfect to-go snack! In this recipe, a blend of warm and toasty almonds, quinoa, and seeds are combined with dried cherries. Pack these sweet and tart bars as an afternoon snack at work or school!

Quinoa Cherry Bars [Vegan]

This Recipe is :

High Carb Vegan Vegan

Ingredients

  • 1 cup coarsely chopped almonds
  • 1/2 cup uncooked quinoa, rinsed and drained (it does not have to be dry before using)
  • 1/4 cup raw pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 cup raw sunflower seeds
  • 1 cup dried cherries (unsweetened if possible)
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt

Preparation

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350°F and spray an 8×8-inch baking pan with non-stick cooking spray. Line with a parchment paper “sling”, leaving an overhang on two sides. Lightly spray again.
  2. Spread the almonds, quinoa, and both seeds on a baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Transfer to a medium bowl and let cool slightly. Reduce oven to 200°F.
  3. Place cherries, syrup, salt, and 2 tablespoons of water in a food processor and process until well blended (add a bit more water if needed). Add to nut-seed mixture and stir until well combined. Transfer to your prepared pan and press firmly and evenly. Bake until no longer sticky, 30-40 minutes. Let cool completely in pan.
  4. Using your “sling” as an aide, transfer bars to a cutting board. Place in the refrigerator and chill for several hours, or overnight. Cut into bars and serve.

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Easy vegan desserts and snacks that are perfect for sharing.

Sheri Silver is a mom of three, landscape designer and author of the blog Donuts, Dresses and Dirt. She loves sharing tips and tricks on the things she’s most passionate about – including baking and cooking, gardening, shopping and her adventures (both eating and shopping!) in and around New York City. She is also a regular contributor to Babble and Mom.me.


 

 

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15 comments on “Quinoa Cherry Bars [Vegan]”

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Danielle Libby Drosnock
1 Years Ago

Alyssa Drosnock!


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Danielle Libby Drosnock
1 Years Ago

Alyssa Drosnock!


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Stacey Roots
1 Years Ago

Dawn yum these sound good!


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Stacey Roots
1 Years Ago

Dawn yum these sound good!


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Αντιοπη Φορτη-Ευστρατουδακη
1 Years Ago

Vania


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Elizabeth Tresidder
1 Years Ago

Karen will you and Soph please make me these and mail them to me


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Karen Stephens
03 Mar 2016

yessss

Karen Stephens
03 Mar 2016

yessss

Becky Rupp
1 Years Ago

Dont look so good but I want to try quinoa heard it is good for you


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Debbie Habbart
05 Mar 2016

but a very bad deal for the indigenous people who have been eating it for centuries. I won't buy it.

Nathan Dickinson
1 Years Ago

Brooke Twemlow


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Kim Himbeertorte
1 Years Ago

Manuel


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Kim Himbeertorte
1 Years Ago

Manuel


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