Thursday, January 17, 2013

Pecan Apricot Dark Chocolate Bites - Delicious

apricot, pecan, choc, coconut, paleo, wheat-free, gluten-free
Rolled in unsweetened medium shredded organic coconut - Optional.
Yum Yum - no sugar, no grains - just good!
Beware - these are addicting! If you are looking for something chocolaty (dark chocolate of course - full of antioxidants) and sweet with NO SUGAR this is the dessert for you.  Unfortunately the kids didn't take to these................I really can't understand why but I will keep trying. I love the sweetness of the apricots without the guilt of sugar. They are best kept in the fridge but also freeze well. I took these on our trip to Grand Forks and it satisfied my sweet tooth so I wasn't tempted by wheat filled treats or milk chocolate - which is tougher when you don't have access to your own kitchen.

Pecan Apricot Dark Chocolate Bites

1/4 cup dark chocolate chips (health wise its best if they are >70% cacao)
1 cup apricots
1 cup pecans
1 tbsp organic coconut oil, melted (in microwave is fine)
1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut - optional

Blend first three ingredients in food processor until if becomes the consistency of course sand. Transfer to a bowl and add melted coconut oil. Mix thoroughly. Roll into balls - about 1 tbsp per ball. Put shredded coconut on a plate. Roll each ball in shredded coconut. Put in an airtight container and store in fridge or freezer. Enjoy!