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These delicious Dark Chocolate Disks are so healthy, but also so tasty. They are simple to make and perfect for a sweet treat.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dark chocolate disks, dark chocolate disks with popped quinoa, popped quinoa
Servings: 10 servings
Author: Amy- A Red Spatula


  • 8 ounces dark chocolate
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons quinoa
  • ½ cup dried currants
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • ¼ cup chopped pecans plus a whole pecan to top each disk
  • ½ cup unsweetened coconut


  • Heat pan over medium heat until it is really hot. You don't want it to be smoking, but hot. Add 1 tablespoon of the quinoa into the pan at a time. The quinoa should start to pop right away, within a few seconds. As soon as it pops, within about 10 seconds, remove it and place it on a plate to cool. Set aside.
    Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set it aside.
    Chop the dark chocolate and place it in a microwave-safe bowl with coconut oil. Microwave in 30-second intervals. Mix between each interval. One thing to keep in mind, do not heat until it is melted all the way. You want to melt it until it is about 75% melted. Remove the chocolate from the microwave and gently mix until the chocolate is melted.
    To the chocolate, add in almost all the add-ins. Make sure to reserve some for topping.
    Let the chocolate cool slightly, about 5 minutes. Then drop the chocolate disks onto the baking sheet. I made 10 disks, but you can make more or less, depending on the size you want.
    Top with the reserved add-ins.
    I like to cool in the fridge, but if your house is cool enough, you can always let them harden at room temp.
    To store, if you don't eat them all right away, store them in an airtight container. I like to store them in the fridge, but if your house is cool enough, you can always keep them at room temp!
    Now, sit back and enjoy. You deserve it.