Dark chocolate turtles are by far was my favourite chocolate over the holidays. I would smile at the large turtle boxes filling the store shelves. SO SO GOOD and yes, I did sing out loud “I LOVE TURTLES”.
I am so pleased to share this simple healthier version of the chocolate delight we have all come to love over the years.
Dark Chocolate Turtles
A simple healthier version of the chocolate delight we have all come to love over the years.
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, melt the chocolate in a double broiler.
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 the 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.
- Storage Refrigerate or freeze in an airtight container until ready to serve.
- Serving Size One serving is equal to one dark chocolate turtle.