The word turtle brings up images of thin caramel streams lacing pecans and mouthwatering chocolate, and these little bites deliver on all of those points, with out a bunch of sugar and GMO corn products! These super food balls are power packed chocolate en-robed bliss. And they take all of 10 minutes to make. no bake. no gluten. no corn. no dairy… really nothing but fruit, nuts, seeds and chocolate and a little coconut oil for good measure.
Start by chopping 1.5 cups of your favorite nut / seed combo ( used walnuts, pecans and sunflower seeds) combine with 1/2 cup date paste by kneading with your hands (you can make date past by pulsing whole dates in a food processor, but I love having a bucket of paste in the pantry at all times). Mix in a pinch each of sea salt and cinnamon. Now portion your nut mix into small bites (I used a 1/2 oz mechanical ice cream scoop)
In a double boiler melt:
3/4 cup of the best quality dark chocolate you have
1 tbsp coconut oil
roll nut balls into chocolate and allow to set on a wire drying rack.
Sprinkle with course sea salt to finish if you like.
Once cool and set, dig in enjoy! The dates are so very caramel-y, no one will ever miss the corn syrup!
|1 1/2 cups of your favorite nut / seed combo|
|1/2 cup of date paste|
|pinch each sea salt + cinnamon|
|3/4 cup of dark chocolate|
|1 tbsp coconut oil|
|course sea salt to finish|