|These chocolate turtles are a delicious and fairly healthy indulgence when you are in the mood for something sweet. You can substitute pecans for the almonds if you like.|
recipe adapted from (and photo courtesy of) thegraciouspantry.com
1/4 cup cocoa powder
4 Tbsp. coconut oil
3 Tbsp brown rice syrup
1 Tbsp honey (raw if possible)
72-84 raw almonds (6-7 almonds per turtle)
1. Add cocoa powder to melted coconut oil. Stir until smooth. Add brown rice syrup and honey and stir until smooth.
2. On a sheet of wax or parchment paper, arrange almonds in a turtle shape: head, legs, middle, and tail. Spoon a dollop of chocolate over each cluster, rearranging pieces as needed and smoothing chocolate with fingers if you want a neater finish. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Store in refrigerator.
|It doesn't take much imagination to see these as turtles. Kids will love them too.|