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Healthy Turtle Candies

Serving size is about 2 turtles

1.5 cups of pecans is 1130 calories, 22.66 carbs, 15.7 fiber, 117.67 fat, 14.99g protein

Freezer friendly for about 1 month

Keeps in an air tight container for up to 1 week

Gluten Free and possible to be Dairy Free depending on the type of chocolate you purchase

You will need:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees (176 C) and roast 1 cup of the pecan halves on a baking sheet
  2. Take the .5 cup of pecan halves and put them in the blender, pulse until it becomes meal - set aside
  3. Next add the dates to the blender/food processor and mix until small bits form, then add the ground pecan meal back in and pulse again, its ok if it gets clumpy
  4. Take the blended dates and make some small balls the size of a large marble
  5. After the pecan halves have cooled add 4 of them to the date ball making the date ball look like it has “legs” - you will then put these in the freezer for about 15 mins
  6. While they are in the freezer, start the chocolate - In a double broiler add the chocolate and oil, stir until melted, or about 25-30 seconds in the microwave
  7. Remove the “turtles” from the freezer and add a generous spoonful of chocolate to the tops
  8. Place the candies back in the freezer for about 15 mins or until set

Tip! If you froze them for later, it takes about 10 mins before you can consume them.


Sarah Eno Sarah Eno is passionate about supporting healthy lifestyle and mindset change. She graduated in Functional Nutrition in 2016. She has supported hundreds of individuals to a health-promoting lifestyle and believes that everyone has the opportunity to experience health. Sarah is a wife and mom of 3 boys. She loves cross-country skiing, yoga, her Peloton, and does fashion runway part-time.

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