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Sunday, April 7, 2013


Clean Eating Dark Chocolate “Turtles” …vegan & gluten free delights!

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 time: 5 minutes ~ Total time: 5 minutes

3½ oz dark chocolate (at least 70% cocoa, preferably unsweetened or with unrefined sweetener)
1 cup pitted dates
2 oz pecan 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!

Nutritional Information
Serving size: 1 turtle Calories: 80.9kcal Fat: 5.3g Carbohydrates: 9.8g Sugar: 7.7g Fiber: 0.8g Protein: 0.9g


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