Chocolate Turtle Delight
Published: 15-06-2012 - Last Edited: 19-08-2021
These simple yet delicious raw cookies won’t last long on your kid’s party table”¦or any table for that matter. Made with rich and nutritious ingredients, everyone will enjoy their nutty and raw–chocolate flavor.
chocolate turtle delight ingredients
FOR THE TURTLES
- pecans (for the head and legs) or walnuts
- 4 cups dry sunflower seeds
- 4 cups dates
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon macca
- 1/4 cup goji berries (optional)
FOR THE CHOCOLATE SAUCE
- 3/4 cup raw chocolate powder (or Van Houten powder)
- 1/2 cup raw cacao butter
- 1/3 cup honey or agave syrup
- 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
How to Prepare Chocolate Turtle Delight
Place the dates in a food processor. Blend and put aside in a big bowl. Place the sunflower seeds (which will make the nutty flavour) in the food processor, blend and mix with the paste from the dates. Mix the goji berries in a blender for a few seconds on high speed.
Add salt, macca, goji berries, and vanilla extract and mix well with a spatula or spoon. You now have a dough-like substance ready to turn into tiny turtles.
Take a small amount of this dough with a scooper and form small balls of about 25g each.
Place the balls on a flex sheet or a large flat dish and flatten the balls with the palm of your hand. Add 5 pecans to each flattened ball (1 for the head and 4 for the legs), placed rounded side up, to form the head and the two back legs of a turtle.
Place all the turtles (about 30) in the freezer for about 30 minutes until hardened.
In the meantime, prepare the chocolate sauce by mixing all ingredients together: raw chocolate powder, raw cacao butter (melted), honey or agave syrup, and vanilla extract, salt.
Immediately after the sauce is mixed, take out the turtles from the freezer. Dip each turtle in the chocolate sauce, covering each one, and place back on the flex sheet.
Place in the fridge for 5 minutes. Then keep the turtles nice ans safe in an airtight glass container in the freezer.
Defrost from the freezer 2-3 minutes before serving your beautiful, delicious and nutritious little treats.