Kid-Friendly Chocolate Chews (dairy-free, nut-free, veg, vegan)


  • 1 tsp real vanilla extract
  • ΒΌ cup sunflower seed butter can substitute peanut butter or almond butter
  • 5 Tbsp brown rice syrup
  • 3 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2 cups popped quinoa


  1. In a medium bowl, mix the vanilla, sunflower seed butter, brown rice syrup and cocoa powder together thoroughly until it forms a smooth paste.
  2. Add the popped quinoa and mix well.
  3. The next step will be to shape these into small balls. The mixture will be very sticky so I recommend wearing plastic gloves if you have them. If not, you can wash your hands often if they get too sticky. Taking a small amount of the sticky mixture, shape and press it into a small, tight ball. The tighter you press the mixture together, the better it will stay together and remain chewy.
  4. Serve immediately or keep in the fridge until ready to eat!