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Dr. Jen’s Choconut Treats

March 5th, 2012

Looking for a little sweet something after dinner but not wanting to fully indulge?

Here is your answer!

These are the perfect treats to share with your family and satisfy that sweet tooth while sticking to your healthy diet.  The raw cacao powder is rich in magnesium which is great for heart health, bone health, and PMS.  Coconut contains medium chain triglycerides (MCT) which help heal the gut and aid in weight loss.  These are also gluten, dairy, and sugar free!

Ingredients:

  • 5 dates
  • ¼ cup organic, all-natural peanut butter or almond butter (no sugar, no hydrogenated oils)
  • 1 tbsp + 2 tbsp unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 2 tsp pure cacao powder (I love the brand Organic Traditions- purchased from a health food store)
  • 1 tsp agave nectar (or honey or maple syrup)
  • 1 tsp coconut oil

Instructions:

Chop dates. Mix 1 tbsp of shredded coconut with cacao powder and then add the chopped dates, nut butter, agave nectar, and coconut oil.  Form mixture into 6 balls. Sprinkle the remaining 2 tbsp of coconut on a plate and roll each ball into coconut until fully covered. Put treats in the refrigerator for 10-15 minutes or until firm. Enjoy 1 or 2 and share the rest! They will keep fresh in a sealed container in the fridge for a few days.

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