Dark Chocolate Turtles
Makes 3 servings
Macros: 99cal, Fat 5g, Carbs 13g, Fibre 2g, Protein 1g
1/4 cup Pitted Dates (soaked for 10 minutes then drained)
1 Tbsp Pecans (whole or halves)
25g Dark Chocolate
Finely chop the dates or blend in a food processor until sticky.
With damp hands, roll the dates into small even balls. Press the balls onto a pan lined with parchment paper, and top with pecans, pressing down slightly so that they stick. Freeze for 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, microwave the chocolate at 50% power for 30 seconds at a time until melted.
Using a fork, suspend the frozen dates into the chocolate until fully covered. Remove and let the excess chocolate drip off. Return to the parchment-lined pan and repeat until each date ball is coated with the chocolate.
Return to freezer for 10 more minutes to set. Transfer to the fridge until ready to enjoy!
No Pecans: Use hazelnuts, almonds, cashews or pumpkin seeds instead.
No dates: Use a combination of prunes, dried apricots or raisins instead.
Leftovers: Refrigerate or freeze in an airtight container until ready to serve.
No Microwave: Melt the chocolate in a double boiler instead.
One serving is equal to one dark chocolate turtle.