These Chocolate Energy Bars with cranberries are packed with brown rice and quinoa, ideal on the go and perfect for breakfast, snack or dessert.
Microwave brown rice and quinoa according to package directions.
In a microwave-safe dish, combine chocolate chips, peanut butter and coconut oil; microwave on Medium, stirring every 30 seconds, for 2 to 3 minutes or until melted and smooth. Set aside.
Stir together rice and quinoa, melted chocolate mixture, dried cranberries and almonds.
Spread into parchment paper-lined 8-inch square baking dish or 9- x 5-inch loaf pan. Freeze for about 30 minutes or until set. Cut into bars.
Substitute almond butter for peanut butter or, for nut-free bars, use soy or sunflower butter and substitute nut-free pumpkin or sunflower seeds for almonds.