Healthy (!) Chocolate Treats

Discussion in 'Recipes' started by JanHickling, Feb 22, 2011.

  1. JanHickling

    JanHickling New Member

    Chocolate Treats
    ??? ?? cup raw, unsalted almonds,
    soaked and skins removed (see
    tips below)
    ??? 2 tbsp unsweetened shredded
    ??? 2 tbsp whole flaxseeds, soaked
    (see tips below)
    ??? 1 cup whole rolled dry oats
    ??? ?? cup packed Medjool dates,
    ??? ?? cup organic raisins
    ??? 4 tbsp unsweetened cacao or
    cocoa powder
    ??? 1 tsp cinnamon
    ??? 2 tsp honey
    ??? Dash of sea salt
    1. Combine almonds, flaxseeds, coconut, and oats in a food processor. Process until
    well combined.
    2. Add dates, raisins, cacao or cocoa powder, honey, cinnamon, and sea salt. Continue
    to process until all ingredients are thoroughly blended.
    3. Transfer mixture to a medium size bowl. Using clean, bare hands, mold mixture into
    a ball approximately 1 ?? inch in diameter. Continue molding ball into the shape of a
    heart. Repeat process until entire mixture is utilized.
    4. Lightly dust each treat with cacao or cocoa powder before serving.
    Brian's Tips
    ??? For a slight variation, add a handful of dried cranberries (sulfite/sulfate free) into mixture
    during step #3.
    ??? To improve their ability to be digested, soak flaxseeds and raw unsalted almonds
    separately in clean, pure water for at least 6 hours or overnight. Specifically, place seeds
    and nuts in glass jars. Cover nuts and seeds with 2:3 ratio of water. Cover jars with lids
    while soaking. Drain the water after soaking and the nuts are ready to use. You will not
    need to drain the water from the flaxseeds. Soaked almonds can easily be peeled with the
    ??? Remember, if you have a gluten or wheat allergy; be sure that all canned and packaged
    products are manufactured in a gluten-free facility. Contact the manufacturer for this
  2. westfam11

    westfam11 Member

    That sounds like a healthy delicious treat. I love chocolate and
    am always looking for recipes that have healthy ingredients.
  3. talfighel

    talfighel Silver Member

    Every single delicious chocolate is healthy for you.

    It is very good for you mind health.

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