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Chocolate Fonio Candy Crisp Bar

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October 10, 2022 by Jeremie Serrano

Salty, sweet, creamy, and crunchy – these Chocolate Fonio Candy Crisp Bars are a little bit of everything in one bite. Crisping fonio in the oven gives the grain a wonderfully deeply nutty flavor and gives the chocolate bars a crunch reminiscent of your favorite puffed rice candy bars. Add in your favorite candy and chopped nuts to mixed chocolate and you’ve got a treat that’s completely customizable for all the sweet snack lovers in your life.


Crisped Fonio
  • cup Yolélé Fonio, cooked according to the package directions
  • cups water
  • Pinch of salt
Chocolate Bars
  • cups of chocolate chips
  • ¼  Cup Choice of candies, roughly chopped (besides the gummy worms)
  • ¼  Cup Mixed nuts, chopped
  • Pinch of sea salt – optional


  • 01 .  

    Preheat oven to 170℉ .

  • 02 .  

    Spread out cooked fonio onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake in the oven for about 30 minutes or until fonio feels dry to the touch.

  • 03 .  

    Set oven to broil and allow fonio to toast for 45-60 minutes, stirring the fonio with a spatula halfway through until the fonio has browned and feels crisp- the fonio should be similar to  cooked granola in texture. Remove from the oven, set aside, and let cool for 10 minutes.

  • 04 .  

    Fill a medium sized pot over halfway with water. Over medium-high heat, bring the water to a boil. Once the water is boiling, carefully place a heat-safe bowl over the pot and pour in the chocolate chips. Stir gently until the chocolate has melted completely, or about 10 minutes.

  • 05 .  

    Once the chocolate has melted remove the bowl from the heat and fold in your cooled fonio crisp. Carefully pour the chocolate and fonio mixture onto a parchment or wax paper lined 13×18 size baking tray or candy mold.

  • 06 .  

    Spread your chopped candy and nuts in an even layer over the chocolate and fonio – feel free to also sprinkle a little sea salt on top as well for an extra bite of flavor.

  • 07 .  

    Place the tray in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to 1 hour to allow chocolate to set before removing. Break apart or cut the chocolate fonio crisp bar to serve and store in an airtight container or bag for up to a week.


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