Quinoa pops: a delicious and healthy snack

Some time ago I was at a party with a friend. It was very cozy and everyone had a great time. Suddenly, my girlfriend came up with a dish with a snack I had never eaten before: a quinoa doll.

Taste explosion

The tasty combination of puffed quinoa, cocoa, coconut oil, almond paste and maple syrup caused a real explosion of taste in my mouth. By the way, not only with me. I could also hear Mmm sounds among the other guests and the children. An original, tasty and healthy snack: I had to know all this.

Successful experiment

What turned out to be the case? My girlfriend was just the way I was experimenting and the quinoa pops were the delicious result. I asked her if I could share her find with the world, and she had no problem with it. So you’re lucky. 😉 Enjoy this easy-to-prepare and heavenly delicacy!


  • 20 g raw cocoa powder
  • 70 g coconut oil
  • 130 g almond paste
  • 50 ml maple syrup
  • 50 g puffed quinoa

(for about 15 pieces)


  • A small pot
  • A mixing bowl
  • Muffin cans


  • Put the cocoa, coconut oil, almond paste and maple syrup in a small saucepan and recompose over a medium heat.
  • Stir until everything has melted to a mass.
  • Take a large mixing bowl and put the inflated quinoa in.
  • Pour the chocolate mixture over the inflated quinoa and stir well until all the quinoa balls are absorbed by the chocolate mixture.
  • Spoon the mixture into small muffin tins and place in the freezer for 10 minutes.
  • Serve this healthy treat with a raspberry or strawberry for added colour and flavor.