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Dark Chocolate Turtles Demo

Dark Chocolate Turtles

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Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 12
Calories 98 kcal


  • 1 cup Medjool dates pitted, soaked, drained
  • 1/4 cup pecans
  • 3 1/2 oz dark chocolate organic


  • 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.


Pecan substitute: use hazelnuts, almonds, cashews or pumpkin seeds instead.
If you don't have dates, use a combination of prunes, dried apricots or raisins instead.
Refrigerate or freeze in an airtight container until ready to serve.
Instead of a microwave you can melt the chocolate in a double boiler instead.
One serving is equal to one dark chocolate turtle.


Calories: 98kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 1gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 2mgPotassium: 148mgFiber: 2gSugar: 10gCalcium: 12mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Egg Free, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Soy Free, Vegetarian
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