Go ahead. Reach for that bag of chocolate chips. We’re giving you the okay.
Because not only do these Fruit and Nut No-Bake Chocolate Bites have fewer calories than your usual batch of brownies, but these fudge-y treats are also packed with heart-healthy pecans. In honor of American Heart Month-a time to raise awareness of heart disease and prevention-treat yourselft to this heart-healthy snack.
Fruit and Nut No-Bake Chocolate Bites
- 2 cups dates, pitted
- 1 tablespoons vanilla extract
- 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/3 cup cocoa powder, unsweetened
- 1/3 cup coconut, dried, sweetened
- 1 1/2 cups Pecans, pieces
- 1 cup semi-sweet baking chips
Place all ingredients except baking chips into blender. Blend until ingredients are mixed well. Remove from blender and shape into small balls – approximately 1 ounce. Place in refrigerator. Meanwhile, melt chocolate (in a double boiler, or in the microwave on low for 3 minutes). Remove balls from refrigerator and drizzle with chocolate.
Founded in the San Francisco Bay Area by two healthcare professionals, Guckenheimer is an on-site specialty food service company dedicated to the philosophy that health and productivity at work is achieved through exceptional food and dining experiences. With more than 2,470 employees serving accounts across 31 states, Guckenheimer is leading the industry with evolved employee health and wellness programs led by registered dieticians, customized menu creations and fresh meals-from-scratch prepared with sustainable and organic ingredients, locally sourced when available. All accounts are led by professional chefs trained in the culinary arts and fine-dining. Visit www.guckenheimer.com.