Cocoa-Sugar Cookie Quinoa No-Bakes

Combine our vegan chocolate, gluten-free Crunchy Cookies and quinoa for a sweet treat with a nutritional kick. Dairy-free no-bakes have never tasted so good! Makes about 12 cookies INGREDIENTS: DIRECTIONS:
  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or waxed paper.
  2. Put the water and the quinoa in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, then cover, set to a simmer, and cook for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and stand 3 minutes. Scrape the mixture into a bowl and refrigerate until cool. The quinoa will be slightly firmer than usual; this is so the cookies don’t get mushy.
  3. Put the ground Crunchy Cookies and Mini Chips in a large bowl. Once the quinoa is cool, add it to the bowl and mix to combine.
  4. Put the brown sugar, cocoa powder, and coconut oil in a medium pot over medium heat. Bring to a boil, and cook for 1 minute. Remove from heat and stir in the nondairy milk, vanilla, and salt. Scrape the mixture over the quinoa mixture. Mix to combine.
  5. Spoon mounds of the mixture, about 2 tablespoons each, onto the prepared baking sheet. Freeze or refrigerate until firm.
  6. Serve cold (but not frozen; if you freeze them, transfer them to the refrigerator once they are firm). Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days, or the freezer for up to 1 month.

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