Making candy at home has honestly become a new habit of mine. It’s so easy, and I love that I get to control the flavor and ingredients!
I wasn’t quite sure what to call these candy bars – so LAYERED CASHEW QUINOA CANDY BARS it is. When all else fails, just list everything that’s included in them and you’ve got a name!
If that name tells you anything, it should be just how simple the ingredients are that go into this homemade candy. The entire recipe only calls for 5 ingredients, that I GUARANTEE you already have on hand!
Craving candy, can’t get to a store, no worries – just bring up this recipe, give yourself 30 minus to an hour, and you’re ready to go!
The base layer is three ingredients – cashew butter (my current favorite nut butter), maple syrup, and almond flour. These three ingredients come together they create a fudge like base layer, perfect for the base of any no bake project, really.
The second layer – even simpler with just 2 ingredients! Maple syrup and cooked quinoa is all you need for the crunchy middle. Sounds like a weird combination, I know, but after putting them together, I’m convinced it’s a good combination.
And lastly, the top layer is the simplest! All you need is to melt your favorite chocolate. I used Hu Kitchen bars because they melt the best without adding any coconut oil in. If your chocolate is fairly thick after melting, I recommend adding about 1 tbsp of coconut oil in to smooth it out.
Now that you know how simple they are, are you ready to make your own candy at home?