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3 Ingredient Turtle Chocolate Bites🐢❤
Put these little cuties on your must-make list with the kids this holiday season!
I adore creating healthier homemade *simple* treats throughout December to share with neighbors and loved ones.
After I made these, I realized that a little fancy sea salt sprinkled on top would be a FABULOUS addition!
➡️When shopping for ingredients:
Look for a higher percentage cacao for the chocolate chips, and always read ingredients.
I like to buy the highest quality I can find when it’s on SALE! I’m always keeping an eye out for a good deal, and will often stock up when a high quality product is on special.
Use any dark chocolate chips of your choice: the higher cacao percentage = more health benefits.
If you’re looking to keep sugars lower; try using Lily’s brand chocolate that is sweetened with stevia.
Makes about 16-20 turtle bites
- 1 cup dark chocolate chips
- 3/4 cup raw almonds
- about 16-20 raw pecans, choose some nice whole ones, no dents or broken pieces allowed
Melt your chocolate chips in the microwave in 30 second increments, stirring after each, until chocolate is smooth. Or use a double broiler to melt it.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Spoon 1/2 Tablespoon dollop of melted chocolate onto your prepared baking sheet, making sure you leave some space in between to be able to form the turtles.
Next, place 4 almonds to each drop of chocolate, to create the turtle’s legs.
Top each with a pecan, gently pressing to adhere to the melted chocolate as shown.
Refrigerate the baking tray for 15 minutes to allow your chocolate to set.
Serve and enjoy!
Seal any leftovers & store in the fridge.