Quinoa is mixed with coconut and made into cute little bites, and then stuffed with gluten free cheesecake! This healthy dessert is then covered with dark chocolate glaze!
I am really really REALLY excited to share a lot of things with you guys today.
Like, I didn’t-sleep-last-night-so-I’m-tired-and-had-a-shower-of-coffee-this-morning kind of excited.
I wouldn’t recommend that. It doesn’t do much for the whole “getting clean” thing that showers are apparently for.
I also may be a little bit tired because Mr. FFF did something really weird last night. I woke up at 3am and he isn’t in bed beside me where I last saw him. Of course, as a good wife, I was alarmed. So I got up, walked into a few walls (I’m totally blind without contacts) and stumbled into our living room/kitchen area. Lo and behold there was the hubster, sitting at the table eating a bagel and drinking coffee. He looked at me and went “morning babe! Want some breakfast?”
Umm…what? No, I want to sleep. I really don’t understand him sometimes.
Another reason for the tired-ness may be because we also got back from our weekend anniversary Bahamas cruise yesterday! (maybe the hubs got some weird bug on it? I’ll never know.) I’ll be posting some pictures later on this week. It was awesome guys, and so nice to just have 3 uninterrupted days of us time…and I can’t confirm or deny that there were maybe a few conga lines in my weekend. Love. them.
Anyway. The point is that I am mostly tired because I am so excited to share these, with a little sprinkle of who-the-heck-is-my-husband-sometimes-and-I-really-like-cruises? You follow? Good.
Now let’s talk about yum…which is short for healthy-bites-‘o-quinoa-filled-with-creamy-rasperry-cheesecake-and-showered-in-dark-chocolate-deliciousness. Man, why do I treat food better than myself? Dark chocolate showers > coffee showers.
These quinoa bites. I. Love. Them. As in I told myself I would just have 1 when they came out of the oven, because I was also in the middle of preparing dinner.
As in, I may or may not have scrapped whatever it was I was making, and had the entire tray instead.
As in, I don’t even remember what I was making because the only thing that I can picture right now is sliding down a rainbow, scarfing down handfuls of quinoa bites. That probably doesn’t make sense, but it does if you think about it. Sliding down rainbows = really happy. Sliding down rainbows with handfuls of quinoa bites = bliss. You understand.
A few things you gotta know about our small, circle-y friends:
1. They require a little bit of planning if you are going to make the cheesecake filling from the recipe, as it does need to set a few hours
2. If you don’t want to use the cheesecake filling from this recipe, use whatever kind you love. It’s also a great way to use up those extra slices of cheesecake after a dinner party.
Just kidding, who has extra cheesecake slices? Not this girl.
3. They are a leeetle bit tedious and it does take a little bit to get your ball-rollin’ groove on. You might think that the quinoa isn’t going to stick to the cheesecake center but DON’T GIVE UP SISTAH….the magic will happen. Just keep rollin’
Final thought: Umm, chocolate covered. With coconut. AND raspberry cheesecake centers. AND health.
My tummy just smiled.
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