These turtles can be kept at room temperature, but the chocolate and date may soften and become sticky, so refrigerate to keep them at their best!
Serves: 15 ~ Prep timeTotal time
½ cup pitted dates
2 oz pecan or walnut halves
Process dates in a food processor until they become a sticky and very thick jam-like consistency. Roll the processed dates into 15 small balls, place on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Press 3 pecan halves into the date balls.
Heat a small saucepan over low heat, add in dark chocolate and slowly melt into a sauce.
Pour a small amount of sauce over each date/pecan ball. Place in the fridge to set for at least 10 minutes – the chocolate will harden and hold everything together. Enjoy!
Serving size: 1 turtle Calories: 80.9kcal, Fat: 5.3g, Carbohydrates: 9.8g, Sugar: 7.7g, Fiber: 0.8g, Protein: 0.9g
Adapted from recipe found at: http://www.nutritionistinthekitch.com/2013/02/24/clean-eating-dark-chocolate-turtles-vegan-gluten-free-delights/