Saturday, March 24, 2012

Dark Chocolate and Nut Dessert Delight

Made with nuts combined with dark chocolate chips and placed in the freezer, this dessert will knock your socks off. These treats are gluten-free, lactose-free, and depending on what you use for the chocolate chips they can also be vegan. Some chocolate products have milk in them and others do not. A good rule for eating chocolate is to avoid any variety with milk in it. Dark chocolate is a must. The nuts in this make it a good protein energizer snack.


1 c. raw walnuts and/or pecans
1 c. raw almonds
½ c. rolled oats
½ tsp. cinnamon
2 tbsp. maple syrup
1 tsp. vanilla
1/8 tsp. salt
½ c. dark chocolate chips


Put the nuts, oats, cinnamon, chocolate chips, and salt into a food processor and process these ingredients until they are a uniform finely ground meal (for about one minute or a little more). Do not over-process or they will become too oily. Add the maple syrup and vanilla and process these into the meal until everything is well-blended. Lay a piece of wax paper on a cookie sheet. Form the nut and chocolate chip mixture into balls about an inch across and put them on the cookie sheet. Place them in the freezer for at least an hour before serving. Leftovers should be kept stored in the freezer. If you make these to take to a party, make a lot! They are so wonderful that they disappear in a blink.

Eat well, be well, live deliciously!

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