CHOCOLATE DATE HEARTS

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!

INGREDIENTS

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

DatesCut

PREPARATION

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!!

DatesDipped

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Dates are always in my pantry. I use them in many desserts, tart crusts, and braise them with pork. My go-to in place of sugar for many sweet dishes!
Because every kitchen needs lots of Love Hearts!
Raw Cashews are sometimes difficult to find. These are what I use in many Gluten free recipes, smoothies, and munch on the go. Not roasted or salted. Pure and Raw!
Chocolate is not chocolate without Raw Cacao. Nothing added. Simply chocolate in its purest form.