Who needs Valentines Day to enjoy Healthy Chocolate Hearts! Dates, Nuts, and Cacao are the only ingredients in these hearts. Dipping chocolate is the only ingredient that has a bit of sugar. Eat up and enjoy!
Yields 2 – 3 dozen
- Dates – 2 cups, pitted
- Nuts – 2 cups, raw cashews, pecans, pistachios, your favorite nuts
- Cacao – 2 tablespoons
- Chocolate for dipping – ½ cup, melted
- Coconut flakes, or crushed nuts – optional for balls
Toss the ingredients in a blender or food processor. Blend for about 5 minutes, until the ingredients form a paste, or ball.
Transfer to a sheet of parchment paper, roll into a log thick enough to accommodate the cookie press you plan to use, and chill for about an hour.
Slice about half inch, press your heart shapes, and dip one end into a little melted chocolate. Lay on a rack to harden. Don’t throw those cut out pieces away, just roll into little balls, dip those in melted chocolate and if you like, roll in coconut, or crushed nuts! Yum!!